There are now 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the island of Ireland after two more were diagnosed in the North.
Northern Ireland’s Department of Health said both new cases are adults and are secondary transmissions.
It said one involved recent travel to Italy and another can be traced to a previously reported case.
Some 279 people have been tested for the virus in the North.
As of last night, there were 43 cases in the Republic, with the National Public Health Emergency Team due to give a further update on cases in the Republic later today.
There have been 132 new cases in Britain in the past 24 hours, bringing the total in England, Scotland and Wales to 570.
It marks a 29% increase in the UK as a whole, the largest since the outbreak began.
Ten people have now died from the virus in Britain.
Back home, the Government has ordered schools, colleges and public offices to close from 6pm tonight until March 29th.
The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said people should work from home wherever possible.
Meanwhile, People are being advised that indoor mass gatherings of over 100 people and outdoor gatherings of over 500 people should be cancelled.
The WHO yesterday declared the outbreak a pandemic, warning that confirmed cases of the virus outside of China had increased 13-fold in the past two weeks.