Dáil debates

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation


12:50 pm

Ruairi Ó Murchú (Louth, Sinn Fein)

The Tánaiste mentioned rapid testing and some of the work that has been done. Last week the Minister for Health, Deputy Stephen Donnelly, spoke about HIQA operating a number of pilot schemes for antigen testing running in parallel with polymerase chain reaction, PCR, testing. He answered this question when people raised the traffic light system we have signed up to. I assume it is absolutely vital we get this sorted from the point of view of travel but also to ensure we have capacity. We have already heard about the difficulties with testing, tracing and isolating.


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