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Covid: Tests to be offered twice-weekly to all in England

Covid: Tests to be offered twice-weekly to all in England

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PA MediaEveryone in England is to be given access to two rapid coronavirus tests a week from Friday, under an extension of the government's testing programme.The lateral flow kits, which can provide results in around 30 minutes, will be available for free at testing sites, pharmacies and through the post. The health secretary said it would help squash any outbreaks as lockdown eases. But critics of the programme say it risks becoming a "scandalous" waste of money.It comes as Boris Johnson is due to meet the cabinet to sign off the next stage of lockdown easing in England, which will see non-essential shops reopen and pubs and restaurants start serving outdoors from 12 April.Rapid home Covid tests to be available for workersHow many people have been vaccinated so far?Covid passports would b...