London news Mass testing ordered after Indian variant found in London borough Uk news
PremierLeague-News.Com - There have been 400 'confirmed and probable' cases of the Indian variant detected in the capital as of May 12
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Get FREE email updates for East LondonInvalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later.I'M IN!When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Your information will be used in accordance with ourPrivacy Notice.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeResidents in two parts of Hackney are being asked to urgently get a Covid test after the Indian and South African variants of the virus were found in the borough. The council are calling on everyone over 16 who lives or works in parts of Shoreditch and Dalston to get a test, even if they don't have any symptoms of coronavirus. One-in-three people with Covid-19 do not show symptoms and so without testing the variants could be allowed to spread unchecked. The 'Indian variant' - officially known as B.1.
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. According to a statement on Hackney Council's website: "The identified infections occurred in three workplaces in the affected areas, and were identified over a number of weeks. "Robust contact tracing of the infected people and self isolation has taken place." The full list of postcodes affected are E8 2; E8 3; E8 4; N1 4; N16 8; EC1V 9; EC2A 3; EC2A 4; N1 6.
The areas of Shoreditch & Dalston affected
(Image: Hackney Council)
People who live or work in those areas are being asked to go to a test site or to order a PCR test to their home. Dr Sandra Husbands, Director of Public Health for Hackney, said: "I am asking everyone who lives or works in the affected areas of Dalston and Shoreditch to get a PCR test. These tests are processed in a lab where scientists can look at what type of virus it is, and check if it is a variant of concern." For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here .
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