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Shifts at private coronavirus mega-lab cancelled, whistleblower reveals

The Independent reports that it has been informed by a whistleblower that dozens of shifts at one of the government’s coronavirus mega-labs have been cancelled and staff paid to stay away because of a lack of test samples.

A member of staff at the Alderley Park Lighthouse Laboratory has shared a tranche of emails sent from lab bosses to staff during May and June with The Independent.

The emails show more than 40 separate shifts at the labs were cancelled in the past two months, often with just a day’s notice or less.

Full story in The Independent, 3 July 2020

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