Covid: Rapid tests could help reopen nightclubs, PM suggests
15th February 2021 (BBC News). Quick coronavirus testing could enable nightclubs and theatres to reopen, Boris Johnson has suggested. The PM said "rapid" lateral flow tests could be used by "those parts of the economy we couldn't get open last year". "That, in combination with vaccination, will probably be the route forward," he told a Downing Street press conference. But he stressed it was "still early days" with "lots of discussions still to be had". A government source said: "There is a long way to go before we can get people back at big events safely." Nightclubs have been unable to operate since the first Covid lockdown in March 2020.
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