Fall in Covid-19 tests putting lives at risk, critics claim

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Fall in Covid-19 tests putting lives at risk, critics claim

UK fails to reach goal of 10,000 daily tests, prompting accusations ministers are misleading public

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Ministers have been accused of putting lives at risk by failing to rapidly expand testing for coronavirus as promised, after fewer than 5,000 people were tested in one day.

Critics said the government had been misleading people about the scale of its testing programme as it became clear the UK has still not met its initial aim of 10,000 daily tests.

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