All residents of the municipality of Lansingerland will be asked to participate in the first mass testing initiative in the Netherlands to identify the spread of the B117 mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The mutation, more common to the United Kingdom, is believed to be at least 55 percent more contagious than the more prevalent coronavirus strain in the Netherlands. The UK variant has been found dozens of times in the Netherlands over the past month, mainly in people who have had no direct contact with the UK. It was linked to an outbreak at the Willibrordschool primary school in Bergschenhoek, a village making up part of Lansingerland.

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