COVID-19 hotspots to be targeted with mass testing

The government hopes mass testing could be the way out of the toughest tiers for some areas until vaccines become widely available.

Infection levels have dropped off by 30% and in Liverpool the reduction is even greater, which the Government puts down to mass testing.

That programme will now be rolled out to other town and cities but there are concerns about the accuracy of so-called rapid result tests.

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