Coronavirus: test booking website swamped as thousands apply - BBC News

A new government website, for key workers and their families to book coronavirus tests online, was forced to shut down for a time as it wa...





A new government website, for key workers and their families to book coronavirus tests online, was forced to shut down for a time as it was swamped with requests.

Almost 50,000 people in England tried to book a test just hours after the website launched. 16,000 of them did manage to book a drive-through appointment or get home testing kits.

Almost 20,000 people have now died in hospitals in the UK from coronavirus. Among them this week were identical twin sisters. Katy and Emma Davis were 37 years old and died within days of each other. Katy was a children’s nurse in Southampton. Her twin Emma had also worked as a nurse.

Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reports from Health Editor Hugh Pym and correspondent Duncan Kennedy.

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