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Local infectious diseases expert wants testing 'ramped up'

Nov 29, 2021 07:11 By News Northern Sound
Local infectious diseases expert wants testing 'ramped up' Local infectious diseases expert wants testing 'ramped up'
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More testing rules for people arriving into Ireland are being examined.

Local infectious diseases expert wants to see testing 'ramped up'.

Coalition party leaders will meet with NPHET later to discuss the new Omicron covid variant.

Expanded testing rules for people arriving into Ireland are being looked into.

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The Irish Times reports a requirement for passengers to have a pre-departure PCR test, regardless of vaccination status, is among the measures being discussed.

Infectious disease specialist, Professor Sam McConkey, says our own testing programme needs to be ramped up to detect possible cases:

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