Entire City of Liverpool, England, to Undergo Covid19 Testing in First City-Wide “Pilot” Program

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The entire population of Liverpool, England, will be regularly tested for Covid19 in a pilot program that will involve tests administered by armed forces.

The tests will be voluntary and everyone living or working in the city will be offered repeat testing – even if they are not showing symptoms.

Announcing the pilot scheme, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “I want to thank the civic leaders of Liverpool for volunteering to join the UK’s first city-wide population testing pilot and the people of Liverpool for taking part.”

“It is early days, but this kind of mass testing has the potential to be a powerful new weapon in our fight against Covid19.”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock added: “Last month we set out our ambition to use the latest mass testing technologies to bring this virus under control..I’m delighted we can now roll out mass testing to whole cities – starting with Liverpool.”

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