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In order to protect patients and health workers, government will start rolling out twice-a-week Covid-19 tests to all NHS staff, health secretary Matt Hancock has said.

“(Rapid) tests allow us, from today, to begin rolling out twice-weekly testing for all NHS staff, which will help keep people safe when they go into hospital, and help keep my wonderful colleagues in the NHS safe too,” Hancock told parliament on Tuesday (Nov 10).

This follows announcement of Monday by drugmaker Pfizer that its Covid-19 vaccine was more than 90 effective as it shared preliminary data from a late-stage clinical trial.

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