Priority testing for Covid-19 may be introduced – Harris

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Minister for Health Simon Harris has said priority testing, for example for healthcare workers, may be implemented as the number of people here with Covid-19 reaches 906.

Health officials have said that the waiting time for a test for the coronavirus is between four to five days and around 40,000 people are currently waiting for a test.

However, it said that additional centres are being installed across the country to cope with the pressure.

The minister said that efforts are under way to increase testing capacity but it was important for anyone displaying symptoms of the virus to self-isolate immediately.

-Noah Harte