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Ireland Coronavirus latest: HSE confirm five more cases in Republic of Ireland

12:17  07 march  2020
12:17  07 march  2020 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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Five new cases are confirmed in the country where 60 staff at a hospital are told to self-isolate. Cork University Hospital has a workforce of more than 3,000 people. Liam Woods of the HSE said coping without the 60 More on this story. Coronavirus : Seven new cases in Republic of Ireland .

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Five new cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed by the government tonight.

This brings the number of confirmed cases in the Republic of Ireland to 18 and a total of 22 on island of Ireland.

An Emergency Department Nurse during a demonstration of the Coronavirus pod and COVID-19 virus testing procedures set-up beside the Emergency Department of Antrim Area Hospital, Co Antrim in Northern Ireland. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 4, 2020. See PA story HEALTH Coronavirus Ulster. Photo credit should read: Michael Cooper/PA Wire (Photo by Michael Cooper/PA Images via Getty Images) © PA Wire/PA Images An Emergency Department Nurse during a demonstration of the Coronavirus pod and COVID-19 virus testing procedures set-up beside the Emergency Department of Antrim Area Hospital, Co Antrim in Northern Ireland. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 4, 2020. See PA story HEALTH Coronavirus Ulster. Photo credit should read: Michael Cooper/PA Wire (Photo by Michael Cooper/PA Images via Getty Images)

The new confirmed cases are:

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  Health officials on both sides of border on alert following first case of Covid-19 Northern Ireland’s Public Health Agency said the patient had been to northern Italy and then travelled home to Northern Ireland through Dublin.The adult patient had returned from northern Italy, travelling from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride said.

Second case of coronavirus confirmed in Republic of Ireland . Harris cited recent figures from China, where the disease originated in late December, which revealed some 81 percent of cases were Read More : Coronavirus case confirmed in Northern Ireland , patient traveled through Dublin.

Seven coronavirus cases were confirmed by the HSE yesterday, including the first case of community transmission. Meanwhile, a fourth coronavirus case has been identified in the North. The adult patient had recently travelled from Italy and is linked to a previously confirmed positive case .

  • A male in the east associated with travel from northern Italy
  • One female in the west, close contact with a confirmed case
  • A female in the south, a healthcare worker associated with a confirmed case
  • A male in the south associated with travel
  • A female in the south associated with travel from northern Italy

At a briefing in Department of Health headquarters, Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Health Tony Holohan said: "We ask that no organisation, school or health service provider acts unilaterally.

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Seven more coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland , including one who had not travelled to an infected area. “This is, however, a rapidly evolving situation. Public health doctors are working hard to ensure our containment measures are operating effectively,” he said.

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"We need to respond to the threat of COVID 19 in unison, following the advice of Public Health."

A woman wearing a face mask walks past the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute which forms part of Trinity College Dublin's city centre campus. An email sent to students and staff informed them that the lifts and Floor 4 of the TBSI have been closed as a precautionary measure and are being cleaned after a case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) was confirmed within the college. (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images) © PA Wire/PA Images A woman wearing a face mask walks past the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute which forms part of Trinity College Dublin's city centre campus. An email sent to students and staff informed them that the lifts and Floor 4 of the TBSI have been closed as a precautionary measure and are being cleaned after a case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) was confirmed within the college. (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images)

After it was confirmed a healthcare worker had contracted the virus, bosses said they were determined to protect frontline staff.

Liam Woods, HSE Director of Acute Operations said: "Healthcare workers are at the frontline of this virus outbreak.

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"The Department of Health and the HSE are equally dedicated to protecting and supporting this vital group of people."

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Health added: "The past number of weeks have been challenging for everyone in our healthcare system.

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (right), alongside Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan, at Government Buildings in Dublin, where he said that mass public gatherings such as St Patrick's Day parades will not be cancelled amid the spread of Covid-19. (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images) © PA Wire/PA Images Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (right), alongside Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan, at Government Buildings in Dublin, where he said that mass public gatherings such as St Patrick's Day parades will not be cancelled amid the spread of Covid-19. (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images)

"This challenge is going to escalate as the number of cases here rise.

"We must prioritise the protection of our frontline healthcare staff and as part of this the National Public Health Emergency Team has established a sub-group to identify and implement appropriate measures to protect them."

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