Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan has tested positive for Covid-19.
Ryan was due to travel to Glasgow tomorrow for the COP26 climate summit.
The Minister confirmed in a statement that he took a precautionary Covid-19 PCR test yesterday as recommended by the organisers of the climate event.
However, he received a positive PCR test result today. The Minister is now self-isolating, but is displaying no symptoms.
Eamon Ryan further advised the HSE of his close contacts, therefore the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Government Secretary have been contacted.
Ryan was due to play a crucial role in representing Ireland at the climate summit due to his position as Minister for Environment.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin attended the climate summit earlier this week for the two-day World Leaders Summit.
IMAGE – “Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan” by The Green Party / Comhaontas Glas is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0