Why is there a problem with getting a test for Covid-19 in the UK?

Amid more cases, people with suspected infections have been reporting difficulties

Many people with coronavirus symptoms have struggled to obtain a test for the infection in recent weeks. Reports have emerged of people being asked to drive long distances to test centres even when local test centres are quiet. The problem is nationwide, with people in Manchester being sent to test sites in Scotland and Leicester, people in Loughborough being sent to Wales, and others in Surrey being sent to the Isle of Wight, despite the need to hop on a ferry. The Labour MP Helen Hayes said one of her constituents in south London was told to get a test in Fife, 355 miles away.

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