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Podcast: Door-to-door testing gets under way in Maidstone after South African Covid variant discovered

Door-to-door testing is under way in and around the ME15 area of Maidstone after a case of a new variant of coronavirus was discovered.

The person who had the South African strain had not been to the country or in touch with anyone who had.

10,000 test are now being carried out to see if anyone else in the community has got it but isn’t showing any symptoms.

In today’s podcast, hear from the leader of Maidstone Borough Council, the man in charge of public health in Kent, the head of Kent Search and Rescue and the headteacher of Tiger Primary school.

We’ve also got a round up of other top stories from the county and new on a new arrival at Priestfield stadium.