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Lidl Sold 10,000 Covid 19 Antigen Test Kits On Friday.

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Rapid tests have been criticised by public health experts

Lidl says it sold 10,000 antigen test kits on Friday.

The supermarket chain, whose Irish distribution hub is in Newbridge, told the Sunday Independent there was a high level of demand for them the first day they went on sale.

The rapid tests have been criticised by public health experts as they're less accurate than PCR tests.

Professor Philip Nolan, President of Maynooth University and Chair of NPHET's Modelling Advisory Committee, says they will not keep you safe - he's urging people to socialise outdoors in small numbers, distance and wear masks.

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