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Most People Can Get COVID-19 Tests Locally - UK Interior Minister

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-BRITAIN-TESTING:Most people can get COVID-19 tests locally - UK interior minister

HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-BRITAIN-TESTING:Most people can get COVID-19 tests locally - UK interior minister

Britain's interior minister Priti Patel said on Tuesday that COVID19 tests were avialable for people in their local areas, amid reports ththat those living in virus hotspots and staff at hospitals and care homes were struggling to get tested.

LONDON: Britain’s interior minister Priti Patel said on Tuesday that COVID-19 tests were avialable for people in their local areas, amid reports ththat those living in virus hot-spots and staff at hospitals and care homes were struggling to get tested.

“The majority of tests are available within a 10 mile (16 km)radius,” she told BBC TV, although she conceded that in some extreme cases people wouldn’t be able to get a test locations within that radius.

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first published:September 15, 2020, 12:45 IST