Coronavirus test website to reopen for bookings after 'significant demand'

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Coronavirus test website to reopen for bookings after 'significant demand'

(Source BBC News)

The government website for key workers to apply for coronavirus tests will reopen for bookings later, after it was closed due to "significant demand", the transport secretary has said. Speaking at Downing Street's daily briefing, Grant Shapps insisted the site closed after "the slots for today were taken up".

But he said it would come back online for more bookings on Friday evening. There have already been 46,000 visits to the site, and 16,000 bookings.

The website had to close to new applicants within hours of launching, but Mr Shapps said it had not crashed.

He said the website was "being brought back up" with new slots and added that further tests would become available for essential workers to book on Saturday.

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