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South African variant sparks surge testing in London | London Business News

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Surge testing in two London boroughs has been deployed after extra instances of the extremely infectious South African variant have been discovered.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) mentioned that West Ealing, Acton, Greenford and Southall are affected.

A spokesperson for DHSC mentioned, “Working in partnership with the London Borough of Ealing, further testing and genomic sequencing is being deployed inside the borough, the place a small variety of further instances of the COVID-19 variant first recognized in South Africa have been discovered.”

Since the second wave began Redbridge has been one of many worst affected boroughs in London, and the surge testing will happen in the IG1 postcode space.

The spokesperson added, “Working in partnership with the native authority, further testing and genomic sequencing is being deployed to a focused space inside the IG1 postcode in Redbridge, the place the COVID-19 variant first recognized in South Africa has been discovered.”

On Wednesday, components of Brixton and two postcodes in Lambeth had instances recognized which prompted surge testing.

People are being urged to take assessments when supplied, even when they’re exhibiting no signs.