Covid -19 Testing to focus on direct provision

The National Public Health Emergency Team will meet this morning to consider testing every resident in direct provision for Covid-19.


Latest figures show there are 164 cases of the virus in asylum seeker accommodation, up from 88 last Saturday.


A further 29 people with Covid-19 have lost their lives, bringing the death toll to 1,403, while there are 22,385 confirmed cases.


There are currently 658 cases of Covid 19 in the North West.  The number remains at 70 in Leitrim, there are 121 cases in Sligo and 467 in Donegal


Chief medical officer Tony Holohan, says today’s meeting will look at prioritising testing in direct provision centres: