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Weekly testing for care home staff to start on Monday

Staff working in care homes are to be tested every week starting on Monday, with residents tested every month, the government has said.

The expansion of testing comes as a whistleblower at one of the testing laboratories revealed dozens of shifts had been cancelled throughout May and June because of a lack of test samples.

Ministers hope that the expansion of testing will help to prevent the spread of infection to vulnerable residents.

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Source: The Independent, 3 July 2020


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