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Coronavirus UK information LIVE: Matt Hancock guarantees mass testing for Brits with Oldham on brink of Leicester-style lockdown

Coronavirus UK news LIVE: Matt Hancock promises mass testing for Brits with Oldham on brink of Leicester-style lockdown


MATT Hancock has introduced that 1000’s of Brits will probably be despatched coronavirus assessments in a bid to ease lockdown restrictions.

The Well being Secretary mentioned mass coronavirus testing was a “enormous precedence” and it could assist hunt down asymptomatic spreaders and management the unfold of the lethal bug.

Oldham is on the point of a Leicester-style lockdown, the city’s council chief warned.

Sean Fielding mentioned Oldham – which has seen its coronavirus circumstances improve in current weeks – is simply 48 hours away from a lockdown which may have “catastrophic results”.

The city now has the very best an infection price in England, with 83.1 circumstances per 100,000 after a peak of 107.5.

It comes because the coronavirus dying toll rose by 12 within the UK on Tuesday, with whole fatalities numbering 41,381.

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