De Gascun: negative result not passport to ignore advice

The director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory warns coronavirus may not show up on a test for one or two days if people have already caught it from their travels

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
29th November, 2020
De Gascun: negative result not passport to ignore advice
It is crucial that travellers to Ireland should follow the advice to limit their movements within the country after arrival, even if they receive a negative test result.

People travelling to Ireland for Christmas should not treat negative Covid-19 test results from private clinics as a licence to ignore advice to restrict their movements, a member of the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) has said.

Cillian De Gascun, director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory (NVRL), said there were concerns that people would get a false sense of security from the tests available at the airport.

De Gascun said that it was...

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