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Day: July 9, 2020

Testing for staff in high-risk jobs in UK
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Testing for staff in high-risk jobs in UK

    Tens of thousands of people in "high-risk" jobs will be tested for coronavirus despite having no symptoms as part of a new government scheme. People including taxi drivers, cleaners and shop assistants will be involved in the pilot announced by the Department of Health and Social Care today. The DHSC said the testing, which begins tomorrow, would improve understanding of the prevalence of the virus among those who are judged to be at higher risk. Firms included in the trial include taxi firm Addison Lee, BT, services firm Mitie and pharmacy giant Boots. The DHSC said each business will receive thousands of tests for staff via home-testing delivery or a mobile testing unit. Four councils - Bradford, Newham, Brent and Oldham - will also book tests for people at walk...