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Minister Eamon Ryan will travel to COP26 after second test reveals negative Covid-19 result

Minister Eamon Ryan will travel to COP26 climate summit in Glasgow after a second Covid-19 test revealed a negative result.

It was announced yesterday that Eamon Ryan would not be traveling to COP26 after receiving a positive Covid-19 test.

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This morning, a spokesperson said the HSE recommended a second test, which ultimately returned a negative result.

“The public health advice in this instance is that the case is de-notified, close contacts are informed and the person can continue about their business. Minister Ryan now plans to travel to Glasgow for COP26 tomorrow,” the spokesperson said.

“Minister Ryan has not been symptomatic at any point. He underwent the initial test as a precautionary measure as recommended by the organisers of COP26. On receipt of the initial result he followed all HSE protocols, including self-isolation and informing close contacts.”

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“Minister Ryan has updated the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and the Secretary to the Government with this information,” the spokesperson said.

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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