Covid: Liverpool testing trial sites doubled after queues on first day – BBC News

Queues outside a Liverpool testing site The number of coronavirus testing sites in Liverpool has doubled after “really good interest” in the scheme, its public health director has said.

Matthew Ashton said a total of up to 12,000 people were tested at six centres on Friday as England’s first trial of city-wide testing began.

Mr Ashton said a further eight sites were brought in on Saturday.

The city council said it could extend the two-week pilot scheme as more opened.

All residents and workers in Liverpool – the first area to be placed under England’s tier three restrictions – have been offered regular tests, regardless of whether they display symptoms.

Source: Covid: Liverpool testing trial sites doubled after queues on first day – BBC News