‘Stigma’ preventing people getting tested for Covid-19


The National Public Health Emergency Team says GPs believe there's a stigma preventing people from getting tested for Covid-19.

No new deaths linked to the virus have been recorded, meaning the death toll stands at 1,753, while six new cases have been confirmed.

Covid-19 clusters have also been recorded in fast-food restaurants, supermarkets, and on construction sites in the past two weeks.

Acting chief medical officer Ronan Glynn says GPs are telling them people are afraid of being judged: