Thursday, 21 May 2020
Covid-19 (Health): Statements
Simon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
There is advice from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, ECDC. The testing strategy paper tomorrow - and genuinely tomorrow - at NPHET is to finalise that deployment. The HSE is bringing the paper to NPHET tomorrow. Even ECDC guidance out this week, I think - and which was shared with the Covid-19 committee - refers to the frequency of testing that may be required in long-term residential care settings. When we map that out, it is possible to see how we quickly get through capacity. I expect news on that issue in the coming days.