New coronavirus case takes island-wide total to 23

Cases in Republic include a health worker who was in close contact with a confirmed case

6th March, 2020
New coronavirus case takes island-wide total to 23
Tony Holohan, the chief medical officer: “We think that the chance of picking this condition up in this country is very low.” Picture: Sam Boal/

The Republic’s 19th confirmed coronavirus case was reported by HSE officials on Saturday.

Covid-19 was identified in a man in the east. The case was associated with travel from northern Italy.

It came after five new cases were reported on Friday. These included two associated with travel from northern Italy: a male in the east and a woman in the south. Another, a male in the south, was associated with travel, but the...

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