UK Runs Out Of Lateral Flow Test On The Day Lockdown Ends

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

19 Jul 2021

Communications via the government’s website suggest that the UK has run out of Lateral Flow Test on Freedom Day.

July 19 marks the country eased almost all legal restrictions however this has been blighted by surge in demand for rapid testing.

People attempting to order the at-home kits through the government website today were told that “no more tests can be ordered” and they should instead “come back tomorrow”. 

Ironically the free asymptomatic Covid testing could be scrapped by the end of August meaning now fully liberated brits will have to pay for the testing from their own pockets.

Boris Johnson appealed to people to exercise caution with their new freedoms, which the numbers would suggest was ignored.
A further 48,161 Covid cases were recorded in the UK on Sunday up by more than 50% in a week. However their was a decrease in the amount of deaths registered standing at 26 one better than the previous Sunday’s 26.

The UK recorded its highest increase in cases in six months on Saturday with 54,674 new infection.

Professor Neil Ferguson, of Imperial College London, warned yesterday that coronavirus infections could rise to 200,000 a day this summer telling the BBC it is “almost certain” that cases will hit 100,000 a day and hospitalisations 1,000 a day.