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Health Minister forced to self-isolate with 'mild symptoms of COVID-19'

The Heath Minister is working from home after experiencing “mild symptoms of COVID-19.” A spo...
Michael Staines
Michael Staines

14.21 13 Oct 2021


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Health Minister forced to self...

Health Minister forced to self-isolate with 'mild symptoms of COVID-19'

Michael Staines
Michael Staines

14.21 13 Oct 2021


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The Heath Minister is working from home after experiencing “mild symptoms of COVID-19.”

A spokesperson for the department said Stephen Donnelly immediately self-isolated and arranged a test which returned a not detected result.

The Department of Health’s budget briefing which was due to take place today has ben pushed back to tomorrow.

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“Minister Donnelly will continue to follow the public health advice (including working from home) and encourages anyone who experiences symptoms of COVID-19 to self-isolate and get tested straight away,” said the spokesperson.

Under the current public health advice anyone who experiences COVID symptoms must continue to self-isolate until they have been symptom-free for 48 hours.

Yesterday’s budget saw a pledge to increase core spending on health by €1bn to €20.38bn next year.

Some 8,000 new posts are to be created across the system and a €250m package has been set aside to shorten waiting lists.

Free contraception for women aged 17 to 25-years-old is also being introduced as part of a €31m “dedicated women’s health package”.

Much of the finer detail of how the money will be spent will be announced at the department budget briefing.


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