15 suspected cases of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) tested in Ireland.
Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Health, Dr. Tony Holohan said:
Dr Cillian De Gascun, Chair of the Coronavirus Expert Advisroy Group, a sub group of the National Public Health Emergency Team, said:
Ireland is well positioned to detect and respond to a case of novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) might arise here.
Dr Vida Hamilton National Clinical Advisor and Group Lead, Acute Hospitals, HSE said:
The critical care services has developed management guidance for the care of any patients with Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) who should require their services and the National Ambulance Service is actively engaged in risk assesment and the co-ordinated response to case recognition and containment.
Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) who should require their services and the National Ambulance Service is actively engaged in risk assesment and the co-ordinated response to case recognition and containment.
Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is spread through contact and droplets so good cough and sneeze hygiene, with regular hand washing, is the best way to keep well.
The general public is encouraged to inform themselves on prevention measures issued by HSE and to follow HPSC for regular daily updates.
No information will be provided about individual activations of these plans or about indivdual cases of novel Coronavirus (2019-ncCoV) other than confirmed cases.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre Website is updated daily at 13:00 with the latest information about the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Visit HPSC.ie
It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of Coronavirus to show.
Symptoms may include:
Coronavirus can also cause more severe illness, including:
Things you can do to protect yourself from getting Coronavirus include:
Wash your hands properly and regularly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub: