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Mass coronavirus testing coming to Preston and South Ribble

Posted on - 10th November, 2020 - 5:06pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, People, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News, Uncategorized
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Mass rapid coronavirus testing is to be rolled out across Preston and South Ribble.

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This comes after Health secretary Matt Hancock spoke in the House of Commons telling MPs that he had written to directors of public health across the country over providing them with kits to test ten per cent of the population per week.

Mr Hancock said that 10,000 tests would be made available to each area with the aim of being able to test asymptomatic people.

Read more:Some areas of Preston and South Ribble seeing decrease in coronavirus cases 

The new lateral flow tests have a turnaround time of under an hour.

All Lancashire County County areas will be included.

See the latest coronavirus cases and information near you

Areas to receive mass testing have been prioritised as to how severely affected they have been by coronavirus cases.

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