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More testing sites to be set up in Manchester after new coronavirus variant found

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direct to your inboxA new Covid-19 surge testing centre will be set up at Moss Side leisure centre after a new variant of coronavirus was discovered in the area.The facility is expected to open by Thursday along with a mobile testing unit at the Arrahman Mosque on Bedwell Street.Testing centres have already been established at Our Lady’s RC Church on Raby Street and in the car park of the Gurdwara Temple on Monton Street.More than 10,000 people are being offered immediate PCR tests after four cases of a new ‘variant of concern’, known as E484k, were found in two households in Moss Side.

People living in the neighbouring areas of Whalley Range, Hulme and Fallowfield are also being told to get tested at the centres or by using home testing.

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