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Update on second area for South African variant enhanced testing

  • 15 February 2021
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As was reported on Friday 12 February, Walsall Council is aware of a further instance of the South African variant form of COVID-19 in the borough following routine sequencing of positive COVID-19 tests.

Enhanced testing in the first area of interest (WS2) has now been completed and Walsall Council would like to thank residents and businesses in the area for their cooperation.

The newer case is not linked to the previously identified case in the borough or to international travel and further targeted testing is commencing tomorrow, 16 February, to gather as much information as possible to aid better understanding of the new variant and help suppress and control the spread of COVID-19 in Walsall.

This second wave of enhanced testing is concentrated in parts of the Pleck ward. Residents can check if they are in the area of interest by accessing the postcode finder and also find more information — including advice for anyone struggling to register online — on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

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