Fri, 28 Feb, 2020
First case of Coronavirus in Ireland

The first case of Coronavirus has been discovered in Ireland, after a woman in Belfast was diagnosed with the illness.

The woman had returned from the Lombardy region in Italy - one of the major centres of outbreak in the country - and landed at Dublin Airport, before travelling to Belfast.

It was also revealed that the woman had used public transport from Dublin to Belfast, but Health Minister Simon Harris is refusing to say whether it was by train or coach.

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, has said the tracing process was complete, and all individuals involved had been given the appropriate advice.

The woman was diagnosed at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast before being allowed to return home, where she is receiving specialist medical treatment.

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