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Department of Foreign Affairs advises Irish on short-term Visas in US to come home

The Department of Foreign Affairs is advising Irish people in America on short-term visas to make arrangements to come home.

Flights are continuing to operate to Dublin from New York, Chicago, Boston and San Francisco.

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The Department says the virus is becoming more serious each day.

America has over 82,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Over 500 people have died from the virus in New York, the State's governor Andrew Cuomo has said.

[ul][b]Useful information[/b] [li]The HSE have developed an information pack on how to protect yourself and others from coronavirus. Read it here [/li] [li]Anyone with symptoms of coronavirus who has been in close contact with a confirmed case in the last 14 days should isolate themselves from other people - this means going into a different, well-ventilated room alone, with a phone; phone their GP, or emergency department - if this is not possible, phone 112 or 999 and in a medical emergency (if you have severe symptoms) phone 112 or 999[/li] [/ul]