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Close contacts of confirmed Covid-19 case not advised to seek test

The Chief Medical Officer has said that close contacts of a confirmed case are now not advised to seek a Covid-19 test.

However, they are still told to restrict their movements for 14 days, and contact their GP immediately if they develop symptoms.

This comes as a letter from Dr. Tony Holohan to the Minister for Health expressed concern that Level 5 measures introduced yesterday may not be enough to curb transmission of the virus.

The letter sets out the view of the National Public Health Emergency Team that additional measures may be required if there is continued deterioration.

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