Further targeted COVID-19 variant testing planned in Walsall

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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.

The case is not linked to the previously identified case in the borough or to international travel, and further targeted testing is planned 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.

The council is mobilising teams for enhanced testing of additional targeted areas next week. More information will be made available, and the COVID-19 variant testing postcode checker on the council’s website will be updated when details are finalised.

You can find out more on the Walsall Council website Further targeted COVID-19 variant testing planned in Walsall – Walsall Council. Further updates will also be published on the FAQs page, as well as the Walsall Newsroom and Walsall Council’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.