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Westmeath Doctor Says Self-Isolating Is More Important Than Getting Tested

She says there's no benefit to reopening testing centres.

There's no benefit to reopening walk-in covid testing centres, according to a midlands doctor.

The current demand for PCR tests has left people waiting days for an appointment.

However, Athlone-based GP Deirdre Forde says it's more pressing that people with symptoms self-isolate, than get tested.

She says the limited testing capacity should be reserved for catching asymptomatic cases:

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