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UK: Even business demanding free COVID tests
The recent spike in COVID cases in Britain has caused havoc, with staff sickness impacting entire supply chains, a business group has said. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is calling for all companies to be given free or cheap lateral flow tests. Official data shows that the Omicron peak for factory floor workers was in January, but for office-based staff it has come in more recent weeks. Jane Gratton of the BCC said COVID, paired with rising costs, meant this was a “precarious time” for business. The organisation added that threequarters of its members had at least one person off sick in the last four weeks. Read more: BBC News Source: Risks 1041 

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