Tanaiste Leo Varadkar is restricting his movements after coming in close contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case.
Although he received a negative Covid-19 test result, he is still restricting his movements.
This is because it can take up to 14 days for Covid-19 to begin affecting an infected person.
In a statement, the Minister for Business and Fine Gael leader said: “Yesterday I was informed that I was a close contact of someone who tested positive for Covid-19. I was swabbed yesterday and the test has come back negative.
“In line with public health advice, I will be restricting my movements to home and outdoor exercise. There are no implications for anyone who has been in close contact with me. I am perfectly well and will be working from home,” he continued.