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People wait in line at the Olympic Stadium, Montreal, for their Covid-19 vaccine as Quebec begins vaccinations for seniors in Montreal, Canada. Photo: Reuters/Christinne Muschi

People wait in line at the Olympic Stadium, Montreal, for their Covid-19 vaccine as Quebec begins vaccinations for seniors in Montreal, Canada. Photo: Reuters/Christinne Muschi

People wait in line at the Olympic Stadium, Montreal, for their Covid-19 vaccine as Quebec begins vaccinations for seniors in Montreal, Canada. Photo: Reuters/Christinne Muschi

A review group, which will report shortly, will decide if schools should be allowed to use quick turnaround tests to detect if a teacher or pupil is positive for coronavirus.

Education Minister Norma Foley yesterday said no such recommendation has yet been made. But if they get the go-ahead, it means schools would no longer be entirely reliant on PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests, which are the gold standard.


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