The military is to begin testing essential workers around the UK for coronavirus in mobile units which will operate in “hard to reach” areas.

The new pop-up facilities, which can be set up in 20 minutes, will travel to care homes, police and fire stations, prisons and benefits centres.

It comes as the government looks to reach its target of carrying out 100,000 tests per day by Thursday.

Meanwhile, the PM will return to work in Downing Street on Monday morning.

It is just over two weeks since Boris Johnson was released from hospital, where he was treated in intensive care for coronavirus.

On Saturday, the number of people confirmed to have died with Covid-19 in hospitals in the UK passed 20,000, with another 813 deaths announced.

Latest figures show

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