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#Testing

# testing - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Scrum coach Servat tests positive as France confirm third Covid-19 case
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# Les Bleus

Scrum coach Servat tests positive as France confirm third Covid-19 case

Feb 17th 2021, 10:09 AM 5,115 Views 3 Comments

However, all the French players have tested negative for the second time this week.

# testing - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

UL to set up test centre after rise in Covid-19 cases among students living near campus
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UL to set up test centre after rise in Covid-19 cases among students living near campus

Feb 9th 2021, 8:01 PM 27,055 Views 35 Comments

The cases are “largely based around simple household visits”.

# testing - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case
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Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:00 AM 24,673 Views 11 Comments

Mobile testing units and home testing kits will be deployed across eight communities in England.

# testing - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

HSE says cases need to drop at a 'consistent level' before it can resume testing close contacts
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HSE says cases need to drop at a 'consistent level' before it can resume testing close contacts

Jan 27th 2021, 5:55 PM 19,000 Views 29 Comments

Covid-19 testing criteria for close contacts changed last month.

# testing - Monday 18 January, 2021

Standby list of frontline healthcare workers should be in place for any leftover vaccines, HSE says
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Standby list of frontline healthcare workers should be in place for any leftover vaccines, HSE says

Jan 18th 2021, 3:46 PM 14,734 Views 25 Comments

A HSE document says “every effort should be made” to ensure vaccines are given to frontline healthcare workers.

# testing - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Premier League records 40 Covid-19 cases in latest week of testing
# Season High
# Season High

Premier League records 40 Covid-19 cases in latest week of testing

Jan 5th 2021, 4:16 PM 3,294 Views 16 Comments

The figure is more than double that of the previous week, which was the highest since the beginning of Project Restart.

# testing - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Covid-19 close contacts no longer advised to get tested but still told to restrict movements
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Covid-19 close contacts no longer advised to get tested but still told to restrict movements

Dec 31st 2020, 5:11 PM 86,360 Views 130 Comments

It is still “imperative” for close contacts to restrict movements and contact a GP if symptoms develop.

# testing - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Thousands of lorry drivers could spend Christmas in Kent traffic backlog
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Thousands of lorry drivers could spend Christmas in Kent traffic backlog

Dec 24th 2020, 12:01 PM 25,453 Views 18 Comments

Drivers coming from the UK need to be tested to be allowed into France – causing huge delays despite the borders being opened.

# testing - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Full Covid-19 testing and tracing will be provided during the Christmas period
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Full Covid-19 testing and tracing will be provided during the Christmas period

Dec 3rd 2020, 3:59 PM 10,588 Views 4 Comments

The Covid facilities will have to be fully resourced over the holidays, says the HSE.

# testing - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Covid-19 drive-thru test centre opens at Dublin Airport today
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# Christmas Travel

Covid-19 drive-thru test centre opens at Dublin Airport today

Nov 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 30,383 Views 39 Comments

The two screening centres will offer tests priced between €99 and €159.

# testing - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

Health Minister: 'If you do need to travel home for Christmas - follow traffic light rules'
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Health Minister: 'If you do need to travel home for Christmas - follow traffic light rules'

Updated Nov 18th 2020, 5:26 PM 47,393 Views 34 Comments

The Taoiseach says Irish public health experts are “not converts” to antigen testing.

# testing - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Debunked: No, the HSE hasn't said its coronavirus testing method is useless
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Debunked: No, the HSE hasn't said its coronavirus testing method is useless

Nov 15th 2020, 8:30 AM 22,778 Views 0 Comments

The PCR test is globally recognised as the gold standard method for detecting the coronavirus.

# testing - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Confused by the current travel advice? You're not alone. Here's everything you need to know right now
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Confused by the current travel advice? You're not alone. Here's everything you need to know right now

Nov 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 48,891 Views 41 Comments

‘Baby please come home,’ Bono once sang… But will Tony Holohan endorse that message this year?

# testing - Thursday 12 November, 2020

CMO says travel home to spend time with family for Christmas is considered 'non-essential'
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CMO says travel home to spend time with family for Christmas is considered 'non-essential'

Updated Nov 12th 2020, 7:40 PM 83,347 Views 127 Comments

Earlier the Tánasite told the Dáil that it is “too soon” for people to book flights home to spend Christmas in Ireland.

# testing - Friday 23 October, 2020

Covid-19 testing lab to close this weekend over 'unavoidable staff shortages'
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Covid-19 testing lab to close this weekend over 'unavoidable staff shortages'

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 4:48 PM 56,154 Views 86 Comments

The HSE said that the closure would have no impact on testing responses.

# testing - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Connacht academy player positive for Covid-19 and isolating
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# Testing

Connacht academy player positive for Covid-19 and isolating

Oct 20th 2020, 7:55 PM 5,517 Views 1 Comment

The player has been isolating since Wednesday after being a close contact of a confirmed case.

Half of close contacts not showing up for second Covid-19 test
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# Testing And Tracing

Half of close contacts not showing up for second Covid-19 test

Oct 20th 2020, 6:14 PM 48,176 Views 75 Comments

Close contacts are tested twice whether they have symptoms or not.

# testing - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

One-third of Chinese city of nine million people swabbed for Covid-19 in two days
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# Qingdao

One-third of Chinese city of nine million people swabbed for Covid-19 in two days

Oct 13th 2020, 9:18 AM 19,451 Views 21 Comments

There has been a small number of confirmed cases in Qingdao in recent days.

# testing - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Munster Rugby confirm two further cases of Covid-19
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# Testing

Munster Rugby confirm two further cases of Covid-19

Oct 8th 2020, 9:47 PM 13,855 Views 7 Comments

The squad will return to training in Limerick tomorrow ahead of their meeting with Edinburgh.

Munster cancel training again as province awaits further Covid-19 test results
# Disruption
# Disruption

Munster cancel training again as province awaits further Covid-19 test results

Oct 8th 2020, 3:36 PM 6,528 Views 9 Comments

A senior player tested positive for the virus earlier this week, with a further six players identified as close contacts.

# testing - Friday 2 October, 2020

Nearly 20,000 US Amazon workers have tested positive for coronavirus
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Nearly 20,000 US Amazon workers have tested positive for coronavirus

Oct 2nd 2020, 7:48 AM 31,594 Views 32 Comments

The admission comes after months of pressure from workers and labour groups calling for the company to divulge the number of those infected.

# testing - Thursday 24 September, 2020

HSE urges people to reduce contacts with average for positive case now at six
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HSE urges people to reduce contacts with average for positive case now at six

Sep 24th 2020, 3:54 PM 27,195 Views 28 Comments

CEO Paul Reid said the numbers failing to turn up for their swab appointments has reduced now.

# testing - Friday 18 September, 2020

Teachers warn of severe disruption to schools already as they call for fast-track access to testing
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Teachers warn of severe disruption to schools already as they call for fast-track access to testing

Sep 18th 2020, 6:15 AM 42,886 Views 22 Comments

The government has emphasised the importance of keeping schools open in its new plan for living with Covid-19.

# testing - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Senior NHS officials contacted HSE seeking help for Covid-19 tests
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# Paul Reid

Senior NHS officials contacted HSE seeking help for Covid-19 tests

Sep 17th 2020, 10:07 PM 49,890 Views 32 Comments

Paul Reid was defending Ireland’s testing capacity following a surge in demand for Covid-19 tests in recent weeks.

14 deaths in September, 77,000 tests, a rising 14-day incidence rate: Here's where Ireland stands as winter approaches
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14 deaths in September, 77,000 tests, a rising 14-day incidence rate: Here's where Ireland stands as winter approaches

Sep 17th 2020, 12:05 AM 45,591 Views 64 Comments

We’ve put together the latest statistics – and how to find them – on how Covid-19 is spreading in Ireland and what that means.

# testing - Friday 11 September, 2020

Widespread Covid-19 testing to begin tomorrow in all direct provision centres
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Widespread Covid-19 testing to begin tomorrow in all direct provision centres

Sep 11th 2020, 6:06 PM 16,829 Views 12 Comments

The testing rollout follows a recommendation from NPHET.

# testing - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Green light for the Pro14 final as Leinster and Ulster tests show all-clear
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# Decider

Green light for the Pro14 final as Leinster and Ulster tests show all-clear

Sep 9th 2020, 3:19 PM 6,864 Views 2 Comments

There were zero positive results in the latest round of PCR testing.

# testing - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Suspected Covid-19 cases three times higher than official statistics, says new UK study
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# New Research

Suspected Covid-19 cases three times higher than official statistics, says new UK study

Sep 8th 2020, 7:02 AM 22,260 Views 10 Comments

Unlike other studies, this research found women were most at risk than men from developing the disease.

# testing - Sunday 6 September, 2020

France places seven more regions on high alert for Covid-19
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France places seven more regions on high alert for Covid-19

Sep 6th 2020, 1:40 PM 28,125 Views 9 Comments

There are now 28 ‘red zones’ where authorities can impose exceptional measures to slow the number of new cases.

# testing - Friday 4 September, 2020

Two additional pop up Covid-19 testing centres opening in Dublin this weekend
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Two additional pop up Covid-19 testing centres opening in Dublin this weekend

Sep 4th 2020, 9:58 PM 41,617 Views 29 Comments

The pop up centres will increase capacity by between 180 to 200 tests per day.

# testing - Thursday 3 September, 2020

HSE urges public to apply for paid testing, swabbing and contact tracing roles
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HSE urges public to apply for paid testing, swabbing and contact tracing roles

Sep 3rd 2020, 12:35 PM 69,817 Views 47 Comments

At this morning’s HSE briefing, CEO Reid said that 3,000 tests have been completed among meat plant workers.

# testing - Friday 28 August, 2020

Family should restrict movements while child is waiting on Covid-19 test result - HSE
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Family should restrict movements while child is waiting on Covid-19 test result - HSE

Aug 28th 2020, 10:01 PM 63,224 Views 49 Comments

The average turnaround time for a Covid-19 test currently is 2-3 days.

Zero positive Covid results means green light given for Munster-Connacht clash
# All Clear
# All Clear

Zero positive Covid results means green light given for Munster-Connacht clash

Aug 28th 2020, 6:28 PM 5,830 Views 1 Comment

The provinces face off at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.

Debunked: No, parents will not receive a consent form to let schools make medical decisions for children
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Debunked: No, parents will not receive a consent form to let schools make medical decisions for children

Aug 28th 2020, 2:21 PM 13,453 Views 14 Comments

The claim was widely shared on Facebook.

# testing - Thursday 27 August, 2020

No positive Covid tests in Ulster senior squad as clash with Leinster gets all-clear
# Game On
# Game On

No positive Covid tests in Ulster senior squad as clash with Leinster gets all-clear

Aug 27th 2020, 5:01 PM 6,899 Views 9 Comments

With the Ulster and Leinster squads all testing negative, Saturday’s game will continue as planned.

'Our desire is to lift restrictions on Kildare as quickly as possible': HSE pressed on schools and testing at briefing
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'Our desire is to lift restrictions on Kildare as quickly as possible': HSE pressed on schools and testing at briefing

Aug 27th 2020, 12:51 PM 28,235 Views 29 Comments

On schools, the HSE said today “the risks of keeping schools closed now outweigh the risk of Covid for children”.

# testing - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Covid committee: HSE boss to be questioned on clusters in meat plants and re-opening of schools
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Covid committee: HSE boss to be questioned on clusters in meat plants and re-opening of schools

Aug 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,392 Views 9 Comments

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly and Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn will also appear today.

# testing - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Ireland records highest number of Covid-19 tests yesterday
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Ireland records highest number of Covid-19 tests yesterday

Aug 22nd 2020, 1:30 PM 120,905 Views 86 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that 13,000 tests were completed, adding this is “our highest daily number ever”.

# testing - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Green light! Irish rugby gets the all-clear to return this weekend
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# Testing

Green light! Irish rugby gets the all-clear to return this weekend

Aug 20th 2020, 6:14 PM 5,446 Views 1 Comment

The latest round of Covid-19 testing in the provinces returned zero positive tests.

HSE says some positive Covid-19 cases have up to 50 close contacts
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HSE says some positive Covid-19 cases have up to 50 close contacts

Aug 20th 2020, 12:32 PM 46,123 Views 104 Comments

Over the last week, 55,000 tests have been completed, with 41,000 of those samples being taken through community or serial testing systems.

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