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Surge testing in two more parts of London after South Africa COVID variant found

Written by on 15/03/2021

Surge testing is to be carried out in two more areas of London after cases of the South Africa COVID variant were discovered.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said additional testing and genomic sequencing is being used in Southwark, within the SE5 postcode area, and in parts of Harrow with the HA2 and HA3 postcodes.

Enhanced contact tracing will be used for people who test positive with the variant, the DHSC said.

People living in the targeted area are being strongly encouraged to take a COVID-19 test when offered, whether they are showing symptoms or not.

 Sky News

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