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A mural in Dublin depicting a frontline worker. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

A mural in Dublin depicting a frontline worker. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A man walks his dog past a mural depicting a frontline worker in Dublin. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

A man walks his dog past a mural depicting a frontline worker in Dublin. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

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A mural in Dublin depicting a frontline worker. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

From today, antigen tests take centre stage in the fight against Covid-19, and thousands of us will be wondering whether we will be able to do the test properly.

The rapid tests are now seen as a key line of defence as we head toward peak Omicron and, hopefully, descend the current wave.


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