May 18, 2021

Minister says Covid-19 test is ‘negative’

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said his Covid-19 test has come back negative.

It follows a day of drama in which it was announced that the entire Cabinet has to self-isolate and the Dáil has been adjourned.

The measures was announced after Minister Donnelly became unwell this afternoon and contacted his GP for a Covid-19 test.

The Ceann Comhairle told the Dáil that after “very serious information arising out of events today the Cabinet must now self isolate”.

Mr Donnelly had earlier taken part in a press conference announcing the Government’s Covid-19 plan for the next six months.

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating, and He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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