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Testing times for all

Last month, the Covid-19 testing process had generated a backlog of thousands, while a change to the case definition on 24 March that narrowed the criteria for referral, was met with confusion and frustration by many GPs. 
At a briefing on 24 March, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan acknowledged that the previous criteria had “cast our net too widely in good faith”.
A healthcare professional prepares to take a sample from a patient at the drive-through Covid-19 testing centre at Croke Park, Dublin.

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