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Coronavirus as it happened: Government expands testing as care home deaths soar
28 April 2020, 06:14
The Government has announced an expansion in coronavirus testing as care home deaths related to the virus soared.
4,343 coronavirus-related deaths were reported by care home providers in England and Wales in just two weeks, according to the healthcare regulator.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock later announced that Covid-19 testing will be ramped up to include anyone who works or lives in care homes, people aged over 65 with symptoms, or anyone who needs to leave home for work.
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