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Lateral flow 'should be enough' to confirm Covid, says MHK

Dr Haywood says PCR result doesn't change clinical approach to patient

A lateral flow test should be enough to confirm a positive case of coronavirus.

That's the view of Rushen MHK Dr Michelle Haywood, who will ask the chief minister if he'll consider changing the current Covid-19 testing policy in the House of Keys this week.

She believes those who test positive with the at-home device shouldn't have to go to the grandstand for an additional swab.

Dr Haywood claims, for most cases, the PCR isn't necessary:

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