Members of the Defence Forces and the HSE stand next to the LÉ Samuel Beckett along Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2 which has become a Covd-19 test centre
Fergal Bowers, of RTÉ, reports:
New rules have been introduced for Covid-19 testing, which means patients will need to meet revised criteria to qualify in future.
Patients will have to display two major symptoms – a fever and either a cough or shortness of breath – and fall into a priority group in order to be tested.
These are close contacts of a confirmed case, healthcare staff and vulnerable groups.
Meanwhile, last night on RTÉ’s Prime Time…
“We need to test as many people as we can” Health Minister Simon Harris discusses testing for Covid 19, and how the government plans to prioritise people who need to be tested.#RTEPT | #COVID19 | #coronavirus | @mcculld | @SimonHarrisTD pic.twitter.com/sS6QjVKca3
— RTÉ Prime Time (@RTE_PrimeTime) March 24, 2020
Earlier: ‘Persistant Cough’