Putting Ireland to the test

The widespread and rapid testing of our population will play a major part in keeping Covid-19 at bay as we slowly emerge from lockdown

3rd May, 2020
Putting Ireland to the test
Medical staff take samples at an MOT testing centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which is being used as a drive through testing centre

Ireland’s plan to “test, test, test” may have hit a series of stumbling blocks, but the original plan to screen 100,000 people a week for Covid-19 is now due to be achieved by the middle of May. As we prepare to timidly ease out of lockdown, the consensus is that maximising testing capacity and achieving rapid turnaround times will be paramount as we attempt to stamp out any resurgence of the virus.


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