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Another 220 Covid-19 cases as temporary mobile testing facility opens at Kernan all-weather pitch

Coronavirus test MOT

A further 220 people in Northern Ireland have tested positive for Covid-19, the Department of Health has confirmed.

There has now been 1,078 cases reported in the last seven days and 9,761 overall.

No further deaths have been reported leaving the toll at 577.

Meanwhile, Council Officers at Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council have been working to support the national Test, Track and Trace initiative by providing a temporary mobile testing facility for Coronavirus at Kernan all-weather pitch.

This will be a drive through site, and will replace the current site located at the Craigavon MOT Test Centre, to allow for MOT Services in the area to recommence.

Due to the demand for testing the Centre will become operational from Friday 25th September, with preparatory work commencing immediately, and will be in place until further notice.

The Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough, Councillor Kevin Savage said: “Council is keen to support this vital work within our community and I would like to thank the public for their understanding during this time.

“I would encourage all members of our community to seek testing if they are displaying coronavirus symptoms as outlined by the Public Health Agency (PHA), and to continue in your efforts to support each other by washing your hands, practicing good respiratory hygiene, social distancing and wearing a mask where appropriate.”

For more information regarding booking a test please go to https://www.nhs.uk/

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