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Britain turns to Portugal for Covid tests that could prevent disease spread and deaths despite ban on travel to country

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Britain has turned to Portugal for a mass screening Covid-19 test that can prevent the spread of the disease and help reduce the death rate despite the UK banning travel to the country.

 British officials have met with the Portuguese scientists at the Algarve biomedical centre which has developed a method of testing ten times as many people for a fifth of the price using the same laboratory equipment as now.  

It means potential outbreaks in the population and asymptomatic carriers can be detected far earlier than at present for a fraction of the price, enabling public health officials

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Cleared of wrongdoing for Kansas trips, Pompeo turns to attack Dem requesting probe

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not violate a law governing federal employees’ behavior with his trips to Kansas in 2019, according to a letter from an independent federal investigative agency released by Pompeo late Thursday.

Pompeo has come under increased scrutiny after recommending the firing of the State Department’s inspector general. Democratic lawmakers announced they were expanding their investigation Friday, requesting interviews with several senior State Department officials.

The probe into Pompeo’s travel began last year after he made a series of trips to his adopted home state, with questions about whether he was using his office as secretary

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