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UK eyes coronavirus tests twice a week for all as economy reopens

New mass testing programme would break the chain of transmissions and spot cases without symptoms, says PM

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Coronavirus Tests | UK govt | Boris Johnson

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PM Boris Johnson | Photo: Reuters

British Prime Minister said on Monday everyone in England will be able to take a Covid-19 test twice a week in a new drive to track the pandemic as society reopens and the vaccine rollout continues at its rapid rate.

Johnson, who is expected to confirm plans to relaunch travel and open sections of the economy later on Monday, said the new mass testing programme would break the chain of transmissions and spot cases without symptoms.

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First Published: Tue, April 06 2021. 01:34 IST
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