Sodexo wins UK deal for more COVID-19 test centres

PARIS (Reuters) – French business services company Sodexo has been chosen to operate a further 121 fixed and mobile COVID-19 testing centres in the UK in a deal that it said could be worth 404 million pounds ($557 million).

Sodexo said the contract, struck with the UK’s Department of Health & Social Care, would make it the country’s largest provider of such testing centres.

“Sodexo’s teams have moved quickly to set up COVID-19 testing centres as part of the industry-wide effort to tackle the pandemic,” said Stuart Winters, head of Sodexo UK & Ireland’s healthcare business.

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(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by David Goodman)