Birmingham people told to get coronavirus test even if asymptomatic

Birmingham city council will offer ‘drop and collect’ testing service

People in parts of Birmingham have been told to get a coronavirus test regardless of whether they have symptoms in a significant break from government policy.

The UK government said earlier this month that people who do not have Covid-19 symptoms should not get tested because the system is struggling to keep up with demand. The same applies to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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