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Rapid tests could help reopen nightclubs, PM suggests Published Date: 16/02/2021

BBC reports that “Boris Johnson has suggested” quick coronavirus testing could enable nightclubs and theatres to reopen.

He told a Downing Street press conference that “rapid" lateral flow tests could be used by "those parts of the economy we couldn't get open last year" and, in combination with vaccination, will probably be the route forward."

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, while many theatres have struggled to make social distancing work.

Source: BBC