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Government ready 2 million antigen tests for Covid close contacts

Oct 20, 2021 07:10 By Shannonside News
Government ready 2 million antigen tests for Covid close contacts Government ready 2 million antigen tests for Covid close contacts
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Some experts are warning the public that antigen tests are not a 'magic bullet' to bring Covid 19 under control by itself.

Roughly two million rapid antigen tests are ready to be rolled out to close contacts after the Government announced the new measure yesterday.

It comes as 2,399 cases were reported yesterday, the highest daily total since late January during a strict lockdown.

The tests will be sent out to close contacts in the post.

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DCU Professor of Health Systems, Anthony Staines, says antigen tests aren't a single solution to bringing covid under control:

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