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Northern Ireland woman in infection survey not told she had Covid for three weeks

Participant tested in pilot scheme now fears she infected others

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Image of the coronavirus. (Photo by HANDOUT/National Institutes of Health/AFP via Getty Images)

Image of the coronavirus. (Photo by HANDOUT/National Institutes of Health/AFP via Getty Images)

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Image of the coronavirus. (Photo by HANDOUT/National Institutes of Health/AFP via Getty Images)

A Co Down woman who is taking part in a UK Government Covid-19 survey was not told for almost three weeks she had the virus, it can be revealed.

She tested positive at the end of last month. But, in the latest worrying development as Covid-19 spreads out of control, she was only informed of the result this week.

She expressed horror that she may have unwittingly passed on the virus to colleagues and family, including her sister, who is a nurse


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