Surge testing to be deployed in four new London areas after positive Indian variant cases

People in four new areas of west London are being urged to take coronavirus tests after cases of the Indian variant were discovered to the capital.

Surge testing is being rolled out in targeted settings and postcodes within Harrow, Ealing, Hillingdon and Brent from today, public health officials announced.

NHS Test and Trace is providing additional testing and genomic sequencing in education settings and targeted areas across the four boroughs, following the identification of the B1617.2 strain.

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