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Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has reportedly been sent for a Covid-19 test

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has reportedly been sent for a Covid-19 test after feeling unwell this afternoon, leading to the entire Cabinet and Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn to restrict their movements.

Taoiseach Michéal Martin stated that the Dáil has been suspended until further notice out of precaution.

The Health Minister was joined by Taoiseach Michéal Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at a press conference today where the country’s new six-month five-level Covid-19 plan was revealed.

The entire country has been placed on Level 2 of the plan which allows for six people from three different households to gather in homes or outside.

Due to a high infection rate in the capital, Dublin will face extra restrictions which restricts residents to meet with only one other household.

In relation to the virus situation in Dublin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar stated, “If this continues, it may not be possible to keep the virus out of our hospitals, nursing homes and factories no matter how hard we try.”


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