Riordan promises more testing data

By Dan Peters | 15 July 2020

The chief executive drafted in to sort out the Government’s test and trace programme has promised councils more data to help control coronavirus flare ups.

Amid continuing criticism from directors of public health and the Local Government Association about the lack of key details of those who test positive for COVID-19, Leeds City Council chief executive, Tom Riordan, revealed Whitehall planned to share with the sector and public more testing data, which officials believe will help early detection of outbreaks.

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