As of Friday, all English citizens will receive two weekly tests of Covid-19. Free. Along with the vaccine, the tests will be fundamental for the reopening of the economy, according to an announcement made on Monday, 05, by the government of the Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Although almost half of the population has already received the first dose of the vaccine, shops and bars are still closed in the country. In December, when England started to suffer from a new peak of contamination due to a new strain of the virus, the country determined a lockdown and people can only meet on the street, without crowding.
The tests are considered fundamental by the British government because they will help to contain the variants of the virus. “Through the new test technology, positive cases of worrying variants are being detected faster than ever. More people taking a test will increase our ability to identify and control variantss, ”says the official government announcement.
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