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Surge Covid testing deployed to new part of London after South Africa variant found

Surge Covid testing has been deployed to another part of the UK after the worrying South African variant was detected. NHS Test and Trace is providing additional testing in and around the Woodlands area of Hounslow, London, after one confirmed case of the variant.

The confirmed case has self-isolated and their contacts have been identified. No links have been found between this case and previous cases identified in the South London area.

Everybody aged 16 and over who lives and works in the area is strongly encouraged to take a Covid-19 PCR test, whether they are showing symptoms or not.

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