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Minister Eamon Ryan to miss COP26 climate summit after testing positive for Covid-19

Minister Eamon Ryan will not be attending the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this week after testing positive for Covid-19.

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.

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However, he received a positive PCR test result yesterday. 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.

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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

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