UK Covid-19: False negative PCR tests lead to suspended operations at lab

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Daily Mail published this video item, entitled “UK Covid-19: False negative PCR tests lead to suspended operations at lab” – below is their description.

Dr Jenny Harries, the head of the UK Health Security Agency, said a few thousand of the cases missed by the Wolverhampton lab were likely still infectious. Immensa Health Clinic (left and top right) is responsible for processing PCR tests taken at sites across the South West. But an investigation has revealed it may have been checking swabs incorrectly since the start of last month, and telling infected people that they do not have the virus. Its Harvard-educated CEO Andrea Riposati (bottom right) said he was co-operating with autorities and that ‘quality is paramount’ for Immensa. Employees at the company were filmed fighting, playing football and sleeping on the job in January. This was at the height of the UK’s second wave when the country was plunged into lockdown.

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