Health officials are working to contact passengers on a recent flight from Italy to Dublin and may have been exposed to COVID-19.
It is after the first case of the coronavirus on the island of Ireland was confirmed in Belfast last night.
The patient, who is being treated in isolation at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, had recently travelled from Italy via Dublin.
The HSE said it will be contacting anyone who was sitting within two seats of the patient on the flight.
More than 83,000 people in nearly 50 countries have been infected and close to 3,000 people have died.
The World Health Organisation has said that the outbreak has reached a "decisive point" and has "pandemic potential."
Doctors in Ireland say there is no need for panic as four out of five patients only experience mild symptoms.
Of the 45,000 cases reported in China only between 2% and 3% died.
The National Emergency Co-Ordination Group will meet this morning ahead of the arrival of Storm Jorge.
A Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for all of Munster and Connacht as well as Donegal.
Meanwhile, three separate wind warnings, two orange and one yellow, will affect the entire country when the storm arrives on Saturday.
The Defence forces are on standby again today with the potential for further flooding around the country.
The rate of suicide among Travellers is nearly seven times higher than in the general population.
This year’s Self-Harm Awareness Conference in St Patrick's University Hospital in will focus on high-risk groups, such as Travellers and adolescents.
Meanwhile, there's been a 19% per cent increase in self-harm in Ireland in the space of 16 years.
There were nearly 12,600 cases in 2018 - compared to 10,500 in 2012.
Turkey has retaliated after 33 of its soldiers were killed in an airstrike carried out by Syrian Government forces last night
The attack in Idlib province marks a serious escalation in tensions in the region.
Syrian forces supported by Russia are trying to retake the province from rebel forces, backed by Turkish soldiers.
The Turkish military began hitting Syrian targets after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a top-level security meeting in Ankara late last night.