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No decision yet on subsidising antigen tests – Donohoe

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the Government is continuing to examine subsidising antigen tests for the general population.

However, he said no decision has been made yet on the principle and the detail.


He said Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has been asked to consider options and bring them to Cabinet.

Donohoe said work is ongoing on the issues of cost, availability and supply.

He said the cost is likely to be a very good investment in the context of the economic harm caused by Covid-19 and said he hopes Government will finalise these plans soon.


There is now a possibility that the subsidised tests could be made available in a wide variety of shops.


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