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The government is facing criticism over its "world-beating" coronavirus testing system after people reported struggles to get tests, including being offered slots at testing centres a long way away. Ministers have been defending the NHS test-and-trace system for England, and have claimed that testing capacity is increasing and that the average trip to a test centre isn't that far. We've looked at three of their claims. CLAIM 1. MATT HANCOCK: "THE AVERAGE DISTANCE TRAVELLED TO A TEST SITE IS NOW JUST 5.8 MILES". The health secretary made this claim in the House of Commons - last week, he said the average distance was 6.4 miles. The problem is, we've no way of telling whether this is the cas... Full story

16 September