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From TheJournal.ie 'No one should have to pay': Acting CMO says Covid-19 tests should be free for the public Coronavirus

'No one should have to pay': Acting CMO says Covid-19 tests should be free for the public

There are concerns that the cost of tests could stop those with the virus from coming forward.

From The42 Relief for Atletico after negative tests ahead of Leipzig quarter-final

Relief for Atletico after negative tests ahead of Leipzig quarter-final

Tests on Saturday revealed two positive cases, which Atletico confirmed in a statement on Monday to be players Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko.

From TheJournal.ie Donnelly agrees there should be reform in workplace practices after latest outbreaks in Kildare, Laois and Offaly Testing

Donnelly agrees there should be reform in workplace practices after latest outbreaks in Kildare, Laois and Offaly

The meat industry today said there have been a high proportion of asymptomatic positive cases among workers.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective Travel

Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective

The review found detection rates are low due to cases that do not present with a fever and those who are infectious before showing symptoms.

From TheJournal.ie Lockdown restrictions to be reimposed on Aberdeen after coronavirus cluster Scotland

Lockdown restrictions to be reimposed on Aberdeen after coronavirus cluster

All indoor and outdoor hospitality has been told to close by 5pm today.

From TheJournal.ie Oxford researchers say new artificial intelligence test could identify coronavirus within one hour Covid19

Oxford researchers say new artificial intelligence test could identify coronavirus within one hour

Researchers said the tool accurately predicted a patient’s Covid-19 status in more than 90% of cases.

From The42 Leinster and Munster return zero positives in latest round of Covid-19 testing Good News

Leinster and Munster return zero positives in latest round of Covid-19 testing

All four Irish provinces have now been cleared to resume contact training.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 testing to date has cost the State €84 million Testing Capacity

Covid-19 testing to date has cost the State €84 million

Despite Leo Varadkar saying each test costs €200 – the average cost per test is €98.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Can a common cold cause a positive Covid-19 test? Cold Case

FactCheck: Can a common cold cause a positive Covid-19 test?

A claim that started in the US, which suggests that a case of cold or flu, or a previous vaccine against them, can give a positive Covid-19 test result, has reached Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'A real cause of concern': One in four close contacts failing to show up for first Covid-19 test Testing

'A real cause of concern': One in four close contacts failing to show up for first Covid-19 test

HSE CEO Paul Reid has said contact tracing teams now have to spend time convincing close contacts to go for a test.

From TheJournal.ie Colds, flus and Covid-19 combined could overwhelm Irish health system this winter, experts warn Flu Season

Colds, flus and Covid-19 combined could overwhelm Irish health system this winter, experts warn

Flu season normally puts the Irish health system under strain.

From TheJournal.ie HSE suspends practice of notifying some employers of Covid test results before informing employees Privacy

HSE suspends practice of notifying some employers of Covid test results before informing employees

HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid said he was aware of one case where test results were shared with an employer.

From TheJournal.ie Dr Tony Holohan: 'We have effectively extinguished the virus from the community' Community Transmission

Dr Tony Holohan: 'We have effectively extinguished the virus from the community'

Community transmission is ‘very, very low’ says the chief medical officer.

From The42 FAI medical director hopes to see players tested before return to training Acceptable Risk

FAI medical director hopes to see players tested before return to training

Dr Alan Byrne is keen on gathering data so football can discover where its ‘acceptable risk’ lies.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: Close contacts will be tested twice - on day 1 and day 7 - whether or not they have symptoms Coronavirus

Covid-19: Close contacts will be tested twice - on day 1 and day 7 - whether or not they have symptoms

The move has been welcomed as Ireland starts to slowly ease restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie Automated text message system for negative Covid-19 results should be in place by end of week Delays

Automated text message system for negative Covid-19 results should be in place by end of week

Dr Cillian de Gascun has said work on automation and computer systems should help reduce turnaround times.

From TheJournal.ie HSE bosses confident of three-day turnaround on testing in 90% of positive cases by Monday Contact Tracing

HSE bosses confident of three-day turnaround on testing in 90% of positive cases by Monday

HSE CEO Paul Reid was speaking at a briefing on Covid-19 testing and contact tracing at UCD this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 159 new cases confirmed in Ireland Covid19

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 159 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have given an update this evening on the outbreak in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach hopes it will be possible for grandparents to visit and hug their grandchildren over the summer Coronavirus

Taoiseach hopes it will be possible for grandparents to visit and hug their grandchildren over the summer

Leo Varadkar said a limited easing of restrictions could begin on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Wuhan plans to test entire population of 11 million following new Covid-19 cluster China

Wuhan plans to test entire population of 11 million following new Covid-19 cluster

Wuhan reported the first cluster of new infections since the city re-opened after a 76-day lockdown on 8 April.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't ask me. Ask China': Trump abruptly ends press conference after reporters challenge him on testing Everything's Rosey

'Don't ask me. Ask China': Trump abruptly ends press conference after reporters challenge him on testing

Donald Trump also responded to a question about what his “Obamagate” tweets were referring to.

From TheJournal.ie Without contact tracing, countries are 'driving blind' warns WHO official Leaving Lockdown

Without contact tracing, countries are 'driving blind' warns WHO official

WHO emergencies chief Michael Ryan made the comments today.

From TheJournal.ie Concern that delays in testing process could impact on lifting of restrictions Testing

Concern that delays in testing process could impact on lifting of restrictions

Mary Favier of the ICGP pointed out that the later results are confirmed the less valuable they are in terms of stopping the disease.

From TheJournal.ie PPE will cost €1 billion this year, and number of Covid-19 patients in ICU has halved from peak Coronavirus This post contains videos

PPE will cost €1 billion this year, and number of Covid-19 patients in ICU has halved from peak

Some 120 million masks will arrive in Ireland from South Korea in the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie HSE confirms 1,600 people tested in Direct Provision for Covid-19 amid calls for clearer strategy Testing

HSE confirms 1,600 people tested in Direct Provision for Covid-19 amid calls for clearer strategy

164 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Direct Provision centres.

From TheJournal.ie GPs say broader Covid-19 testing criteria shouldn't 'overwhelm' system Coronavirus

GPs say broader Covid-19 testing criteria shouldn't 'overwhelm' system

The testing criteria for Covid-19 has been widened.

From TheJournal.ie HSE team to review delays with Covid-19 results but 'majority back within four days' Testing

HSE team to review delays with Covid-19 results but 'majority back within four days'

The case definition for testing is expected to be broadened this week.

From TheJournal.ie Funding for Queen's University Belfast to develop rapid test for Covid-19 Progress

Funding for Queen's University Belfast to develop rapid test for Covid-19

The trial is aimed at finding a quick, accurate test for coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie Number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in ICU has fallen below 100 Covid-19

Number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in ICU has fallen below 100

The number of people in ICU is a figure Harris said will watched very carefully over the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's distressing for families': Call for repeat Covid-19 testing in nursing homes Clusters

'It's distressing for families': Call for repeat Covid-19 testing in nursing homes

Over 200 clusters of the virus have been reported in nursing homes to date.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Where are we at with testing for Covid-19 in Ireland right now? Podcast

The Explainer: Where are we at with testing for Covid-19 in Ireland right now?

That’s what we speak to Cillian de Gascun about in this week’s podcast.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland hasn't got the basics right yet': How is Covid-19 testing going for GPs? The Healthcare Canary

'Ireland hasn't got the basics right yet': How is Covid-19 testing going for GPs?

“If we don’t have it for [this] level, we don’t have it for a surge,” one GP said.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 testing: How has Ireland performed and what level do tests need to be at for restrictions to be lifted? Coronavirus

Covid-19 testing: How has Ireland performed and what level do tests need to be at for restrictions to be lifted?

The Government has said that testing is key to gradually return to normal.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says ICU numbers still too high for restrictions to be lifted Covid-19

Taoiseach says ICU numbers still too high for restrictions to be lifted

A plan on how the country will be reopened will be published in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie Increase expected in numbers being tested for coronavirus after slight change in criteria Covid19

Increase expected in numbers being tested for coronavirus after slight change in criteria

Officials said they hope to broaden the criteria further after next weekend.

From TheJournal.ie The 2km rule is the first restriction people want lifted, according to new survey Covid-19

The 2km rule is the first restriction people want lifted, according to new survey

The government has said it is hoping to ease some of the restrictions on 5 May.

From TheJournal.ie Increased testing must not lead to 'unacceptable' waiting times, warn GPs Coronavirus

Increased testing must not lead to 'unacceptable' waiting times, warn GPs

The Irish College of General Practioners broadly welcomed plans to increase testing.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 26 deaths and 701 new cases confirmed in Ireland Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 26 deaths and 701 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released from the Department of Health this evening.

From TheJournal.ie HSE confident it will be able to carry out 100,000 Covid-19 tests per week by mid-May Testing

HSE confident it will be able to carry out 100,000 Covid-19 tests per week by mid-May

A roadmap devised by the HSE and the Department of Health is to go before members of the Cabinet this week.

From TheJournal.ie Predictable, not inevitable? How Covid-19 spread through Irish nursing homes Crisis

Predictable, not inevitable? How Covid-19 spread through Irish nursing homes

Questions remain about how the coronavirus spread so easily through nursing homes.

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