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Leinster House. Stock picture

Leinster House. Stock picture

Leinster House. Stock picture

A Government Minister has tested positive for coronavirus.

Members of the whole Cabinet, including the Taoiseach and Tánaiste, are now self-isolating as a result.

The Minister, believed to be a man, attended Cabinet only yesterday to approve new lockdown restrictions in light of a surge in cases.

A Government statement said: “A member of Cabinet has tested positive for COVID-19.

“In line with public health advice, all Ministers are restricting their movements while awaiting a Covid test and result.”

There was previously a scare in September when Health Minister Stephen Donnelly feared he had contracted the virus and the whole Cabinet went briefly into suspension while the Dáil was also suspended for a short time.


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