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Minister Charlie McConalogue tests positive for Covid-19

His fellow Cabinet ministers are now restricting their movements

Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue has tested positive for Covid-19.

A spokesperson says he has no symptoms and is self-isolating.

All cabinet ministers are now restricting their movements until they’ve been tested and get their result.

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has wished his cabinet colleague well;

“I absolutely wish Charlie a safe and speedy recovery from the virus, same to all my colleagues and anybody else. There’s a thousand families in this country, going off figures yesterday, who are waking up to that reality. Our thoughts and well wishes go out to every one of them.”