Ryan Tubridy went through the process of a medical test for Covid-19 in the hope of easing viewers' concerns about what it involves.
On a very unusual edition of The Late Late Show yet again filmed before no audience, Ryan Tubridy was walked through the Covid-19 testing process by the Head of the National Ambulance.
Throughout the test, a masked Tubridy assured viewers that it was nowhere near as scary or invasive as some might fear.
The Late Late Show host was first met with an ambulance worker, when it was explained how a patient goes from phoning their GP to a medical professional showing up at their home.
Tubridy then saw the process of his information being filled out before another medical professional swabbed the back of his throat and inside of his nose, before the swab was emptied into a test tube and attached to the appropriate information before being sent off for testing.
— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) March 20, 2020
On this occasion, resources were not wasted by Tubridy's sample actually being tested because he is not displaying any symptoms of coronavirus.
But the decision to showcase the very organised, respectful and composed nature of the testing procedure has been praised by many, with Minister for Health Simon Harris paying tribute to Tubridy's efforts throughout the public health crisis.
Ryan Tubridy has been just incredible throughout this public health crisis. Yet again, he is tonight so eloquently capturing our individual & national anxiety at this time whilst also reminding us that we will prevail, we will get there and we will stick together @RTELateLateShow
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) March 20, 2020