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Sky News 25 Jun 2020

Coronavirus UK: NHS Test and Trace failing to reach a third of COVID-19 cases

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The NHS Test and Trace service is failing to reach 30% of people who test positive for COVID-19 in England.

A contact tracer told Sky News that there are no translation services available - despite the government's claims - which makes it hard to reach people for whom English is not a first language.

Statistics from the government show that the number of people successfully contacted has dropped since last week.

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Camera: Henry Ridgwell     Produced by Henry Ridgwell
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And because countries like France and Spain are testing so much more than they did In March, they likely to be discovering a lot more mild cases.

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