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No need for lateral flow tests says health minister

Ashford says PCR testing is providing fast results

Rapid Coronavirus tests wouldn't provide much quicker test results than PCR screening.

That's according to the Island's health minister after five new cases of coronavirus were identified in the IM8 postcode earlier this week including one in a school setting.

The Isle of Man Government has previously ruled out using lateral flow tests to regularly screen schoolchildren.

David Ashford says the current system yields fast results and is more accurate:

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