UK COVID-19 pilot testing programme begins in Liverpool

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    The United Kingdom’s first attempt at citywide COVID-19 testing is underway in Liverpool. Every resident has been offered a test, regardless of whether they are displaying symptoms. Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull has this report from one of the testing sites. –

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