Mutation of Kent Covid variant discovered in Manchester

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Surge testing begins in parts of city after four cases of mutation found in two households in Moss Side

Surge coronavirus testing will begin in parts of south Manchester on Tuesday after four cases of a mutation of the more transmissible Kent variant were detected in two unconnected households in the Moss Side area.

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Enhanced community testing will begin in parts of Hulme, Moss Side, Whalley Range and Fallowfield to try to limit the number of people exposed to the mutation and understand its spread.

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