Health Minister tests negative for Covid-19

Health Minister tests negative for Covid-19

Last night, Minister Donnelly confirmed he had tested negative for Covid-19. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

The Minister for Health has tested negative for Covid-19.

Stephen Donnelly reported feeling unwell on Tuesday and announced he was being tested for the virus.

This resulted in other members of the Cabinet restricting their movements as a precaution.

The move came just hours after Ministers announced a new blueprint to further reopen the country's economic, social and cultural life following lockdown.

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl announced to TDs in the  Dáil on Tuesday evening that ministers were restricting their movements and that he was adjourning the sitting.

However, TDs were back in the Chamber by 8pm on request of Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

Late last night, Mr Donnelly confirmed he had tested negative for Covid-19.

He had earlier taken part in the cabinet meeting, before attending a press conference announcing the Government's latest Covid-19 plan to move forward over the next six months.

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