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# test and trace

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NHS Test and Trace programme ‘has failed on main objective’, report finds
MPs have been heavily critical of the programme in the report.
About 43,000 people ‘given wrong PCR Covid test results' in the UK
The errors relate to test results given to people between September 8 and October 12.
Covid-19: 12,000 students deemed close contacts are out of school
About 1,200 schools now having identified a case among students.
HSE to send link to people who test positive for Covid-19 to register close contacts
The aim is to speed up the test-and-trace process, HSE officials said.
Pingdemic: NHS Covid app updated to reduce number of contacts told to isolate
Only contacts from the previous two days, instead of the previous five days will have to self-isolate.
Poll: Would you take a free, walk-in Covid-19 test for people without symptoms?
Five test centres opened this week across the country.
Close-contact positivity something 'we really need to watch' as schools return
The so-called UK variant now accounts for about 92% of cases in this country.
HSE says it will check if people asked to identify close contacts themselves were able to
A rapid increase in cases this month resulted in a backlog in the HSE’s contact tracing system.
Most common number of close contacts in Ireland is now 3 as positivity declines
The figure was confirmed by the HSE this morning.
Contact tracing concerns: School wasn't contacted by HSE until four days after confirmed Covid-19 case
A mother has raised concerns about the policy of schools not taking action until contacted by the HSE.
Almost half of people don't know calling GP to discuss Covid-19 symptoms is free, ESRI finds
The findings are based on a nationally representative survey of 1,000 adults in Ireland run in early July.
South Korea orders all schools in Seoul to switch to online classes as outbreaks continue
The country’s education minister said there’s been an “alarming emergence of mass infections” since the start of the month.