Hundreds of sought-after Covid PCR tests are found dumped in car park

Hundreds of sought-after Covid PCR tests are found dumped in Asda car park after testing centre closes

  • Timothy Draycott captured the footage at an ASDA in Shrewsbury, 什罗普郡
  • It shows hundreds of discarded PCR tests dumped on week of shortage
  • Mr Draycott said there was even a drop-off bin standing near the tests
  • A video showing hundreds of discarded PCR tests dumped at an ASDA carpark was discovered on the same week the Government said there was a shortage.

    Timothy Draycott captured the footage at an ASDA in Shrewsbury, Shropshire last month after spotting boxes and tests strewn across the ground.

    Previously a local testing centre with a marquee had been held in the spot before it was closed down shortly before 圣诞.

    A desk was left abandoned alongside various items from the testing centreincluding what appears to be hundreds of unused PCR tests.

    Video shows Timothy, 54, approaching the area where tests are laying beside rain-soaked boxes.








    The footage was captured at an ASDA in Shrewsbury, Shropshire in December last year

    The footage was captured at an ASDA in Shrewsbury, Shropshire in December last year

    A local testing centre with a marquee had been held in the spot before it was closed down

    A local testing centre with a marquee had been held in the spot before it was closed down

    The tests appeared to be completely unused and unopened but left to spoil in the elements

    The tests appeared to be completely unused and unopened but left to spoil in the elements

    The boxes are all addressed to the ASDA store from testing company Eurofins and lay behind a Covid test drop-off boxalso featuring Eurofins logo.

    The Government had advised citizens that same week that there was a shortage of Covid tests available throughout the country.

    Transport delivery driver Timothy uploaded his footage online where it has received over 1,100 意见.

    Speaking today Timothy said: ‘I’m homeless, I saw the staff leaving and taking down the site marquee and noticed they had left the desk which I thought I could put to use.

    Even a 'reception desk' for the pop-up centre had been still left abandoned at the car park

    Even a ‘reception deskfor the pop-up centre had been still left abandoned at the car park

    Other rubbish found nearby appeared to be the remnants of a makeshift kitchen

    Other rubbish found nearby appeared to be the remnants of a makeshift kitchen

    Homeless man Timothy Draycott captured the footage at an ASDA in Shrewsbury, 什罗普郡

    Homeless man Timothy Draycott captured the footage at an ASDA in Shrewsbury, 什罗普郡

    ‘When I got closer I could see lots of boxes filled with tests and then there were the tests laying in the car park too.

    ‘There was a drop-off bin standing near the tests too but I cannot imagine it’s actually in use.

    ‘I did go up to a shopping attendant to make them aware of the tests and as far as I know ASDA have gotten rid of the tests now.

    在十二月, UK health secretary Sajid Javid admitted the Government will ‘need to constrainthe supply of rapid Covid-19 tests.

    He said this was in response to ‘unprecedented demanddriven by the Omicron variant surge.

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