Because of the surge in demand for tests, the UK government has promised to increase capacity and urged people only to get a test if they were showing symptoms. Photo: EPABecause of the surge in demand for tests, the UK government has promised to increase capacity and urged people only to get a test if they were showing symptoms. Photo: EPA
Because of the surge in demand for tests, the UK government has promised to increase capacity and urged people only to get a test if they were showing symptoms. Photo: EPA

Britain’s ‘world-beating’ coronavirus testing struggles as second wave looms

  • UK government admits ‘record’ demand for coronavirus tests was posing problems
  • Britain faces a new wave of infections after a resurgence in the virus in recent weeks

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Because of the surge in demand for tests, the UK government has promised to increase capacity and urged people only to get a test if they were showing symptoms. Photo: EPABecause of the surge in demand for tests, the UK government has promised to increase capacity and urged people only to get a test if they were showing symptoms. Photo: EPA
Because of the surge in demand for tests, the UK government has promised to increase capacity and urged people only to get a test if they were showing symptoms. Photo: EPA
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