Irish cabinet to self-isolate after health minister falls ill


The Irish cabinet has been told to self-isolate and parliament has been suspended for a week after a minister fell ill.

“Arising out of events today, the cabinet must now self-isolate, therefore the possibility of proceeding with business does not arise and the house stands adjourned until Tuesday next or until I am directed [by the prime minister],” the speaker of the lower house, Seán ÓFearghaíl, told parliament.

State broadcaster RTE reported that the health minister, Stephen Donnelly, had requested a Covid-19 test on Tuesday afternoon. His office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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