THE TÁNAISTE, Leo Varadkar, is restricting his movements after he was a close contact of a person who tested positive for Covid-19.
Varadkar issued a statement this morning, confirming that a test has returned negative.
He said: “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.”
The Irish Finance Minister, Paschal Donohoe, is also restricting his movements after a Eurogroup colleague, the French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, tested positive for the coronavirus last Friday.