Holohan declines to reveal size of Covid-19 test backlog

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10th April, 2020
Holohan declines to reveal size of Covid-19 test backlog
Tony Holohan said the state was aiming to provide same-day or next-day results in place by the end of the next three weeks. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The chief medical officer has declined to say how many people are waiting to be tested for Covid-19, or how long they are waiting.

Tony Holohan was asked for the figures during a media briefing at which Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that restrictions on business and movement will be extended until May 5.

He said, however, that the aim was to be able to provide...

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