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Podcast: Covid-19 variant surge testing under fire as only 1 in 4 screened

Residents in Maidstone are still awaiting results from Covid-19 surge testing in the area, which was completed more than 10 days ago.

A council leader says he was told that analysis to see if they were the South African variant would take four days – but only around a quarter have been sequenced so far. 

Also in the podcast, a man has been convicted after spitting at a traffic warden and claiming he had coronavirus.

And, we look at the three Kent football teams considering putting players and staff on furlough unless they get extra funding.