Jürgen Klopp has put his popularity at the service of the fight against the coronavirus which is raging in the United Kingdom. The Liverpool coach encouraged in a video posted on Twitter the inhabitants of the city in the north of England to take part in the massive screening offered to them. “Do it for yourself, your family, your colleagues and your city,” he asked. The regular tests allowed the championship to continue despite the epidemic and allowed us to be on the ground every week “.
The German manager, winner with the Reds of the Champions League in 2019 and last season of a title of champions of England awaited for 30 years, thus comes to the aid of the British government which launched this Friday, November 6 a new program massive and rapid screening in Liverpool, a city hard hit by the second wave of Covid-19. This pilot test, organized the day after the entry into force of the one-month reconfinement in England, concerns the 500,000 inhabitants of the city, as well as those who work there.
Different types of tests are offered, including a particularly fast one, showing results within an hour, without the need for a laboratory. Around 2,000 military personnel are deployed to organize this giant screening, the first to be carried out on a city scale in the UK. The government hopes to be able to extend this massive screening, if it is conclusive, elsewhere in England to accompany the deconfinement, which is supposed to take place on December 2.
Massive screenings have already been carried out elsewhere in the world, notably in Slovakia, which tested two thirds of its population in early November, in Luxembourg as well as in certain Chinese cities.
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