Test and trace needs radical overhaul to prevent further Covid-19 surges in England – experts
The Guardian reports that England’s test-and trace system will fail to prevent further surges of Covid-19 without significant improvement. In the article concerns are raised about the use of inexperienced call-centre workers to carry out the role of clinically trained staff. The Government’s £22 billion programme is said to be under significant strain as it attempts to contact nearly triple the number of infected people and more than double the number of close contacts compared with last month.
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