New rules for Covid-19 testing now specify that people must display at least two major symptoms before they are given the test.
Patients presenting with a fever and either a cough or shortness of breath AND are categorized as a ‘priority group’ will be able to access the test. ‘Priority group’ is defined as people who have been in close contact with a confirmed case, healthcare staff, and vulnerable groups such as the elderly.
There are now 1,329 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
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