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Covid test booking 'quirk' means people told to travel miles for PCR test - when they don't have to

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Cut through the noise by getting the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox Concerns have been raised over the national coronavirus testing system after people with symptoms were told vital PCR tests were 'unavailable.' Over the past two days, a number of people in Greater Manchester and beyond have reported being able to book PCR tests at walk-in or drive-through testing sites.

Instead, the government website simply said appointments were 'unavailable' in the North West and other regions of England in what was described as one local public health insider as appearing like a 'switching off' of the system. READ MORE: Airlines accuse government of ‘double standard’ on travel as Balearics to go amber However, there then later

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