May 18, 2021

Tánaiste and Finance Minister restricting movement following close contacts with positive Covid-19 cases

Former Taoiseach and current Tánaiste Leo Varadkar is restricting his movements after returning a negative Covid-19 test result, following a close contact with a positive case.

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is also restricting his movement until this weekend after being in close contact with the French Finance Minister Bruno le Maire, who it has emerged returned a positive test for Covid-19.

In a statement released earlier this morning, Deputy Varadkar, the Enterprise Minister said: “Yesterday I was informed that I was a close contact of someone who tested positive for Covid-19.

“I was swabbed yesterday and the test has come back negative.

“In line with public health advice, I will be restricting my movements to home and outdoor exercise.

“I am perfectly well and will be working from home,” the Tánaiste concluded.

Meanwhile, it is understood Minister Donohoe came into contact with his French counterpart at the Eurogroup and Ecofin meetings held in Berlin a fortnight ago, which was attended by all finance ministers from the 27 EU States.

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