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Government wants antigen tests to cost €2 – €3 – Varadkar

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said Government wants antigen tests to cost the Irish public between €2 and €3.

Varadkar said the proposal to subsidise the rapid tests could be signed off by Cabinet either late this week or next Tuesday.


He further said the Government is currently not examining the possibility of extending the Digital Covid-19 Certificate to booster vaccines.

Varadkar said: “I think it’s fair to say that our understanding of the virus and our understanding of the vaccines is evolving all the time.”

“It may well be the case. We don’t know this yet but it may well be the case that you need three doses to be fully vaccinated,” he added.


He went on to say that Government does not want to impose more restrictions, but such a move cannot be ruled out.

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