With local lockdowns set to spread report shows 90% of tests failing to hit turnaround target
- Coronavirus – latest updates
- See all our coronavirus coverage
The coronavirus test and trace system was condemned as “barely functional” today as its tsar admitted demand was up to four times capacity, while 90% of tests were failing to hit the 24-hour turnaround target.
The Guardian has seen documents showing tracers taking up to two weeks to contact friends, relatives and workmates of people diagnosed with Covid-19 – the entire length of the self-isolation period.