Minister for Health Simon Harris TD will today attend an emergency European Health Ministers meeting to discuss the outbreak of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Speaking in advance of the meeting Minster Harris noted that, to date, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland.
Minister Harris said:
No information will be provided about individual activations of these plans or about individual cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) other than confirmed cases.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre website is updated daily at 13.00 with the latest information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Visit HPSC.ie
It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to show. Symptoms may include:
Coronavirus can also cause more severe illness including:
Things you can do to protect yourself from getting COVID-19 (Coronavirus) include:
Wash your hands properly and regularly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub:
Read a step-by-step guide on how to properly wash your hands and help avoid infection