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Covid surge as variant found in Manchester
« on: 13:27:21, 09/02/21 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-55986900

Surge testing for coronavirus is to be introduced in parts of Manchester after four cases of a new mutation of the Kent variant of Covid were confirmed.

More than 10,000 tests are planned after cases of the E484K mutation were found in two unconnected households.
Testing will take place in the Fallowfield, Hulme, Moss Side and Whalley Range districts, with extra testing centres opening.
Manchester City Council said volunteers would go house-to-house offering tests.

The council said it was working with Public Health England and NHS Test and Trace and everyone in the designated areas would be given a PCR swab test with results coming back within days.
The surge testing will begin on Tuesday, targeting people who do not have symptoms but live or work within the testing boundary area.
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Re: Covid surge as variant found in Manchester
« Reply #1 on: 18:33:37, 09/02/21 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-55992802

House-to-house testing is taking place in the Fallowfield, Hulme, Moss Side and Whalley Range districts.
Father-of-one Lloyd Brown, 48, who lives in Moss Side, said: "People are worried and a bit fearful over what might happen and where this could lead. We just want all this to end."
Gary Wilson, 51, who lives in Whalley Range, said: "It's the last thing anyone wants."

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Manchester City Council has urged residents to get tested and said while the variant is more transmissible there is no reason to be concerned it is any more severe than others.
The authority said those people without symptoms could get tested at Our Lady's Presbytery on Raby Street or Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurdwara on Monton Street.
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