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Eamon Ryan said he took a second Covid-19 test because the first one was ‘inconclusive’

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has said that the result he obtained from the first Covid-19 PCR test he took was “inconclusive” after it was initially reported positive.

He then took a second PCR test, which ultimately returned a negative result.

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The clarification comes after some had questioned why the Minister took a second test the following day, which allowed him to travel to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

“It’s my understanding, and I think they’ve said, it’s also standard in those circumstances, to have a second test,” Ryan said.

He said this happens particularly if someone is displaying no symptoms.

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When questioned about one rule for ordinary people and another for Government ministers, Ryan responded: “I’m very conscious of that, but to a certain extent the only thing I could do was follow the advice … from the HSE.”

Minister Ryan ultimately traveled to COP26 in Scotland for the climate summit this week, representing Ireland as Minister for Climate and Environment.

IMAGE – “Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan” by The Green Party / Comhaontas Glas is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0/Wikimedia Commons

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