Irish Times : Charlie McConologue tests positive for Covid-19

Irish Times : Charlie McConologue tests positive for Covid-19

 


All members of the Irish cabinet are restricting their movements and waiting for a Covid test after the agriculture minister tested positive for the virus.


A spokesman for Charlie McConologue told the Irish Times that he displayed no symptoms but is self-isolating, as required by public health guidelines.


Mr McConalogue, who is 43, is from a farming background in County Donegal.


His spokesman confirmed to BBC News NI that Mr McConalogue last met other ministers in Dublin Castle on Tuesday.


He then received news of his positive test result on Wednesday morning, several hours after the cabinet meeting.


The agriculture minister had been in Brussels on government business in the last few days and was tested on his return, according to broadcaster RTÉ.


Mr McConalogue has led the the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for over three months, having been appointed on 2 September.


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