Coronavirus latest: CUH cancels all outpatient appointments for Friday 

Coronavirus latest: CUH cancels all outpatient appointments for Friday 
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All Outpatient appointments have been cancelled for Friday, March 6, with patients to be rescheduled as soon as possible, a spokesperson for CUH has said.

Cork University Hospital is in lockdown following the confirmation of the seventh case of Coronavirus (Covis 19) which is located here in Cork.

A spokesperson for CUH said Strict visitor restrictions have been introduced at the hospital due to infection control concerns All Outpatient appointments have been cancelled for Friday, March 6, with all patients to be rescheduled as soon as possible.

“Cork University Hospital apologises for any inconvenience this may cause to patients.” The male patient attended the hospital in recent days and displayed with symptoms of the virus, which has killed thousands worldwide.

Tests returned positive for Covid-19 and an emergency meeting was held at the hospital today.

Sources have suggested that the case concerns a man in his 40s who hasn't been abroad.

The case is the seventh confirmed case of Covid-19 across Ireland with four confirmed in the west of the country and two in the east.

Three further cases have been confirmed in Northern Ireland.

Speaking about the coronavirus situation in Ireland this afternoon, HSE head Paul Reid said that Ireland remains in a containment phase.

He warned, however, that it would be a challenge to maintain this containment, and that the HSE was preparing for further phases.

Mr Reid added that the public should take this outbreak very seriously

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