Tánaiste restricting movements following close contact with Covid-19 case

Tánaiste restricting movements following close contact with Covid-19 case

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar is restricting his movements for the coming days after testing negative for Covid-19.

It comes after he was notified that someone he had come in contact with had tested positive.

He was swabbed for the virus yesterday.

A statement from the Tánaiste states: “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.”

It comes following confirmation that Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is also restricting his movements after close contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19.

The Minister's French counterpart Bruno Le Maire tested positive for the virus following a Eurogroup meeting in Germany on September 11th, which Minister Donohoe attended in his role as president of the group.

Mr Donohoe will remain away from in-person contact in his Government role until Saturday.

Last week, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly temporarily isolated himself pending a negative test for Covid-19 after he began feeling unwell.

The incident saw Cabinet ministers temporarily restrict their movements alongside Mr Donnelly as his close contacts.

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