MOT Centres offered as Coronavirus testing hubs

Thu, 02/04/2020 - 16:24 -- Editor

Member of the Assembly Infrastructure Committee Dolores Kelly MLA has welcomed an offer from Minister Nichola Mallon to use MOT centres as Coronavirus testing hubs.

The Upper Bann MLA said that all Executive Ministers should be targeting their resources at enhancing testing and PPE production.

Dolores Kelly MLA said: “I welcome the offer made by Minister Nichola Mallon to provide the use of MOT centres as coronavirus testing hubs. I am not satisfied that the North’s testing regime is yet at the scale needed to track the spread of this virus and protect the frontline workers bravely putting themselves at risk to protect the rest of us.

“Every Executive Minister should be looking at the resources at their disposal to determine how they can enhance testing or the production of PPE right now. That must be our immediate priority.”