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Covid-19: Testing for everyone over five years old given go ahead. Shadow Minister reacts

Commenting, Angela Burns MS - the Shadow Health Minister - said:

"Knowledge of and full, detailed figures on the numbers of cases are vital for the virus to be monitored so that other measures and policies can be brought in on the back of the data collected.

"This measure will bring reassurance to many people, especially the parents of some of our youngest people here, if introduced in Wales.

"However, it comes with the usual caveat of 'How will Wales cope?', because the testing regime in Wales has been very poor, with missed and then abandoned targets since this pandemic began.

"We need to see real and sustained improvements and increases here by the Welsh Government before this new policy can give us hope."

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