Nine coronavirus testing centres will be opened across the West of Ireland by the end of this week.

A testing centre is up and running in recent days at the new swimming pool complex in Castlebar, and a number of centres are in operation in Galway, including at the sports centre in Renmore.

CEO of the Saolta Hospital Group Tony Canavan says they're aiming to have a total of 9 testing centres available across the region by tomorrow evening, and more centres will be opened if needed in the coming weeks.

Testing for coronavirus is by appointment only, and people must be referred for the test by their GP.

Tony Canavan says anyone who may have symptoms of the virus should first check the HSE website, and then contact their GP who may refer them to a local testing centre......


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