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Many people identified as close contacts refusing to come forward for Covid-19 testing

Significant numbers of people identified as close contacts of confirmed cases of coronavirus are refusing to present for testing, a briefing of the National Public Health Emergency Team gathered.

“We know a significant portion of people who have been identified as contacts and have been offered testing are not coming forward for testing,” Dr Ronan Glynn said.

There have been 99 additional cases in the last five days, as the country continues to reopen from lockdown. “We’re not sounding an alarm but we’re certainly watching this really, really closely,” he continued.

The recent rise in Covid-19 cases puts the moving onto the final phase of re-opening in jeopardy.

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