In the Dáil.
Health Minister Simon Harris confirmed that 164 people living in Direct Provision have tested positive for Covid-19.
He also told the Dáil that 160 healthcare workers live in Direct Provision centres across Ireland.
At last night’s press briefing with the Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Health Dr Tony Holohan, journalists were told that, as of midnight last Saturday, there were 88 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Direct Provision centres.
And only 15% of all Direct Provision residents (1300/7700) have been tested, because HSE will only do full testing of a centre if a cluster is suspected, it confirmed yesterday. So we still don’t know what the real numbers of #COVID19 cases are in Direct Provision.
— Dr Lucy Michael #DirectProvisionneedsSelfIsolation (@drlucymichael) May 7, 2020
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