Around 80,000 people in England will be offered urgent tests for the South Africa coronavirus variant after cases with no links to travel were found.
The new SARS-CoV-2 variant is growing rapidly, is more transmissible than other variants, and affecting a greater proportion of under 20s
Cost-savings both needed and imperative to ensure successful reopening post Lockdown 2
A further 40 people are reported to have died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19, official figures show.
Mask wearing might also be reducing the severity of the virus and ensuring that a greater proportion of new infections are asymptomatic.
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