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The Health Department is now charging more than four times what the cheapest private provider of Covid travel tests is advertising on the Government’s website.
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Cost of Government Covid travel test dwarfs private options
A Mail analysis found this ratio has increased from earlier this summer when it was charging double what the cheapest private firm did for a single PCR swab.
Critics last night branded the fiasco ‘a national scandal’ and said it suggested ministers have no intention of ending ‘Wild West’ testing costs facing travellers.
It came as Commons transport committee chairman Huw Merriman wrote to Health Secretary Sajid Javid demanding answers about the testing system.
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