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Mass Covid-19 testing in Moston and Harpurhey uncovers 31 new cases

direct to your inboxMore than 30 new Covid-19 cases have been found in an area of north Manchester where a new strain of the virus was discovered. The cases were discovered as part of a mass testing programme to contain the further spread of the virus in Moston and Harpurhey, which is being wound down today (March 3).

Public health officials set up testing sites in the area after discovering cases of the E484K variant, a mutation of the Kent strain which had also been found in Moss Side in January. While the testing site at Ebsworth Street in Moston will close today at 5pm, residents are still being urged to follow social distancing measures, wear masks, and minimise contact with people outside their household.Since mid-February, volunteers

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direct to your inboxMore than 30 new Covid-19 cases have been found in an area of north Manchester where a new strain of the virus was discovered. The cases were discovered as part of a mass testing programme to contain the further spread of the virus in Moston and Harpurhey, which is being wound down today (March 3).
direct to your inboxRapid coronavirus testing is being rolled out to anyone in Manchester unable to work from home and who have no access to asymptomatic testing at their workplace.From today (March 2) existing testing sites will be used as part of continued efforts to prevent Covid-19 from being spread by people who are unaware that they have the virus.Manchester council says around one in three people can have Covid-19 without knowing it.Testing will be offered on a twice-weekly basis from Monday to Saturday at six sites across the city, and will only be given to those who book in advance.Smaller businesses, freelancers and sole traders in Manchester will be eligible for the council-run testing programme.Larger businesses of 50 to 200 or

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