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Breaking news – All over fives available to be tested for coronavirus

Health Secretary confirms that anyone over the age of five who is showing virus symptoms is able to get tested.

These tests are vital in being able to contain outbreaks especially as the nation and the rest of the world ease themselves out of their individual lockdowns.

Speaking from Parliament health secretary Matt Hancock  said the government was “expanding eligibility for testing further than ever before”.

“Today, I can announce to the House that everyone aged five or over with symptoms is now eligible for a test.

“That applies right across the UK in all four nations from now. Anyone with a new continuous cough, a high temperature or the loss or change of sense of taste or smell can book a test.”

He also said that 100,678 tests had been conducted as of yesterday with 750 healthcare staff volunteering.

 

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