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Lincolnshire County Council health boss urges people not to book a test for coronavirus unless they need to

People are being urged not to seek a test for coronavirus unless they have symptoms or have been asked to by a healthcare professional.

Despite an increase in capacity, the coronavirus testing service is currently experiencing unprecedented high demand, with reports of many people seeking tests despite not having symptoms of the disease.

Tony McGinty, consultant in public health, said: "If you don’t have Covid-19 symptoms but are trying to book a test anyway, you could be taking a test away from someone who really needs it.

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