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
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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