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It follows an increase in the Indian variant of coronavirus

Author: Louise EastonPublished 11 hours in the past

Surge testing has begun in Lambeth following the invention of the indian variant of coronavirus.

Those residing in Brixton and Stockwell are being requested to get examined.

Testing websites are open from May 27 for 10 days in Windrush Square, Brixton and from May 28 at Stockwell Memorial Gardens. Both websites can be open from 9am to 3pm.

The transfer follows case knowledge displaying the incidence fee in Lambeth has elevated in latest weeks from round 10 circumstances per day, to between 20 and 30 new infections being detected per day.

Similar measures have been put in place in Clapham on May 22. Testing there, in Windmill Drive, will proceed till June 1.

Ruth Hutt, Lambeth’s director of public well being mentioned:

“We have seen a comparatively small rise in case numbers, and this introduction of additional PCR Covid-19 testing has been launched so we will monitor an infection ranges on the bottom.

“We know there are some native circumstances linked to variant first recognized in India. So introducing this additional PCR testing as a precautionary measure will enable us to seek out out if the variant of concern has unfold elsewhere.”

“Please be sure that in case you are eligible for vaccination, you are taking the chance. If you’ve got questions in regards to the vaccination please converse to your GP or different well being professionals to get the knowledge you want.”

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