• Wed. Jan 26th, 2022

Sunderland Global Media

Connecting Wearside and the World

There are NO PCR tests Available in North East England As of Last Night


Dec 31, 2021

The surge of covid cases in the United Kingdom has produced a shortage of available PCR covid tests, with the Chronicle Reporting that there is none accessible within a 60 mile radius, that is in Hawick, Scotland.

A search found that everywhere in the region was fully booked, in a scenario described as “worrying”.

Professor Peter Openshaw, who sits on the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag), said the shortage of Covid-19 tests is “very worrying” ahead of New Year.

He told BBC Radio 4’s programme: “I think it’s very worrying indeed.

“We know the situations in which transmission happens and fortunately I don’t think we are facing the sort of lockdown that was necessary in order to cope in the very earliest part of this year.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *