Mr Johnson said that the rapid turnaround tests, which give results in 30 minutes, are being deployed in the NHS and care homes. This would mean “people will once again be able to to hug and hold hands with loved ones instead of waving at them through a window,” he added. He said that by the end of the year every care home resident will have two visitors who can be tested twice a week. Care workers looking after people in their own homes will be offered weekly tests starting immediately.
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