Friday, February 28, 2020

First case of coronavirus also confirmed in Northern Ireland

The first case of coronavirus has also been confirmed in Northern Ireland.

The adult patient had been in Italy and travelled north from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, chief medical officer, Dr Michael McBride said.

The positive result has been sent to Public Health England laboratories for verification.

The individual acted appropriately in reporting concerns to the health authorities but those most at risk who were in close proximity are being traced and checked, Dr McBride added.

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