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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 03:06 PM

Used coronavirus tests handed out by mistake in Birmingham

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-54539328

Used coronavirus tests handed out by mistake in Birmingham

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Used coronavirus swab tests were accidentally given out to households in Birmingham, council officials said.

Birmingham City Council said about 25 kits had been given out by mistake in the student area of Selly Oak as part of its "drop-and-collect" service.

It said the error was quickly realised, the kits remained intact and there was no evidence of cross-contamination.

However, student David Lewes, 21, said he and four housemates used the tests without realising they were not new.

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