Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (875, 878, 879, 880)

Matt Carthy

Question:

875. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Health the number of meat and food processing plants at which serial testing has occurred since 1 October 2020, by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7058/21]

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Matt Carthy

Question:

878. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Health if his Department is aware of instances in which meat processing plants have not alerted public health if they are informed of, or suspect, cases of Covid-19 among their workforce since December 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7061/21]

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Matt Carthy

Question:

879. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Health the dates serial testing for Covid-19 occurred at locations (details supplied) from September 2020 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7062/21]

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Matt Carthy

Question:

880. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Health if the testing that occurred for Covid-19 at locations (details supplied) occurred as part of a scheduled serial testing programme or in response to an individual confirmed case. [7063/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 875 and 878 to 880, inclusive, together.

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the deputy directly, as soon as possible.