First case of coronavirus confirmed in Northern Ireland, bringing the UK’s total tuber of infected to 16.
Authorities said the patient had travelled from northern Italy via Dublin and had showed a presumptive positive result, which would be confirmed by a lab in England.
Northern Ireland’s chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride said: “We have been planning for the first positive case in Northern Ireland and have made clear that it was a question of when not if.
“We have robust infection control measures in place which enable us to respond immediately. Our health service is used to managing infections and would assure the public that we are prepared.”
The infected individual is believed to be at the Royal Victoria hospital in Dublin but this information is yet to be confirmed!
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