Lidl to still sell rapid antigen tests despite Nphet’s warning on risks

Concerns that people will be falsely reassured by Covid-19 tests with a 50 per cent failure rate fails to deter supermarket chain

9th May, 2021
Lidl to still sell rapid antigen tests despite Nphet’s warning on risks
The rapid antigen tests being sold by Lidl do not require a lab and can be self-administered by taking a swab of both nostrils. The result takes just 15 minutes

Lidl is to continue to sell antigen tests for Covid-19 despite warnings from Dr Tony Holohan, the chief medical officer, that the public should not buy them due to the risk of false results.

Holohan’s comments came after the discount supermarket announced it was offering a five-pack of Covid-19 antigen tests for €24.99 to its customers in all its 168 stores around Ireland.

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