Irish woman claims HSE told her to take the bus to her Covid-19 test
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Irish woman claims HSE told her to take the bus to her Covid-19 test

IRELAND'S Health Service Executive (HSE) reportedly told a woman with symptoms of coronavirus to take a bus to her test.

The woman, who lives in north Dublin, was referred to test centre in Swords - over 10km from her home.

While speaking to a HSE representative, she informed them that she didn't own a car, and was told she would have to wait a further four days before they could organise transport for her.

At this point, the woman was told a test could be scheduled the next for her, if she took the bus into town instead.

Despite the obvious health risks, the woman agreed, but said she wore two masks because she was "very nervous and didn't feel right doing it".

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"But what choice did I have?" She pondered.

The woman had her test on Friday, and thankfully the results came back negative.

A Dublin woman claims the HSE told her to take the bus to her Covid-19 test

Despite her claims, the HSE insists that they are "not currently recommending that people attend using public transport, but we would recommend that if possible they obtain a lift from a friend or family member."

They also stress that while people from Dublin's inner city were being referred to the Swords venue, there are plans to open another test centre in Croke Park this week, according to the Irish Examiner.

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