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.