Covid-19 test deficit: Two stunned after Swab offer in Scotland

Covid-19 test deficit: Two stunned after Swab offer in Scotland

People in the Northeast were told to travel hundreds of miles to test for coronavirus.

Patients have also been removed from test sites, even if they had a booking and had a code

Teside Live realizes that residents have been unable to check into the Newport Settlement Community Hub in Middlesbrough.

Every day, where there is a normal capacity of 400 tests per day, only 60 are available on the site.

Thousands of Tysiders went on social media to quell their anger, some were tested 6 miles away in Bradford.

Mom-to-be Sam Gibson left her “on the floor” after proposing a test two hours away in Scotland.

The 44-year-old said she wanted to test herself and her two daughters, Bethany (1) and Abby (14), for the virus and hoped she would be able to drive half an hour from her home to Middlesbrough.

He said Abby has developed a temperature and they are all starting to feel unwell.

Sam said he tried to book these at a test center in the Northeast on Thursday.

However, after several attempts, the only experimental site given to him was Galaciles on the Scottish border.

Sam Gibson with his daughters Bethan (left) and Abby (right)

Sam, from Brandon in County Durham, said: “I was on the floor! I’m not going to travel about 200 miles to test myself and my kids, especially when we don’t feel well.

“We kept refreshed and kept going back. It’s still galactic,” he said.

“We have not been tested yet.

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“You don’t even like getting a home kit, there are no home kits available.

“There are seniors who can’t leave the house, they need home kits.”

Mom-of-two fears that people will work when they return to school and when they can’t take exams.

Sam said: “We knew a second spike would come here.

“People are going to panic and they’re going to arrive for the Covid test. Did the government know that? Where was the preparation for it?”

“At the end of the day it was bad enough at the beginning of the year when we didn’t get any tests.

“People will get a little more scared and worried.”

Teside MPs Alex Cunningham and Paul Williams also strongly condemned the Fisco for blocking the length and breadth of the country because of the possible spread of the virus – “forcing sick people to travel”.

Earlier this week, the NHS Test and Trace apologized for the major chaos-hit system, which told people to travel hundreds of miles to test the Covid-19.

Sarah-Jane Marsh, director of testing at NHS Test & Trace, tweeted: “Can I please make my sincere request for anyone who is currently unable to take the CoAID test?”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it would be “a few weeks” before the problems left people unable to be tested before they were “short-sighted”.

A spokesman for the Department of Health and Social Services said: “The NHS tests and traces are working and our capacity is at its highest so far but we see significant demand for testing people who have no symptoms and are not otherwise qualified.

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“New booking slots and home testing kits are made available every day for those in need, and we are targeting testing capabilities in areas where they are most needed, where there is an outbreak and they are prioritizing risk groups.”

“Our laboratories process more than one million tests a week and we recently announced new facilities and technologies to process results faster.

“If you don’t have symptoms and don’t qualify for the test, you can protect yourself if you wash your hands, cover your face and follow the rules of social distance.”

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