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French firefighters arrive in Dover with 10,000 Covid tests for lorry drivers

Initiative using rapid-turnaround tests is part of plan to let hauliers cross Channel by Christmas Day

A team of French firefighters has been sent to Dover with 10,000 coronavirus tests for lorry drivers under a renewed Franco-British mission to let hauliers cross the Channel by Christmas Day.

France’s ambassador to the UK, Catherine Colonna, said the two countries were “neighbours, partners, allies and (yes) friends” and that 26 firefighters had brought thousands of rapid-turnaround tests to the port on Christmas Eve.

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