A COVID-19 GP member apologises to patients as tests are cancelled

A member of the COVID-19 GP group has apologised to patients who have had their coronavirus test cancelled.

It comes after new measure where announced yesterday that you now 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.

The annoucement came after the HSE have been overwhelmed with tests over the last number of days.

Chairman of the GP committee at the Irish Medical Organisation and Donegal GP, Dr. Denis McCauley says the test is not the most important aspect: