The Chief Medical Officer Say It’s No Longer Possible To Test Every Close Contact Of A Confirmed Covid-19 Case

New guidance means they will instead have to restrict their movements for 14 days

They will also be asked contact a GP if symptoms develop.

Yesterday 1,620 new cases of the virus were confirmed - a figure which NPHET says will increase significantly over the next week. 

490 people are also being treated for the disease in hospital.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan says it’s no longer possible to test every close contact:

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