President Michael D. Higgins has tested positive for Covid-19.
The spokesman for Áras an Uachtaráin also confirmed that his wife Sabina has also tested positive for coronavirus, so they will both be isolated for seven days.
They have both shown mild symptoms of Covid-19 and President Higgins plans to continue working from home.
A statement released today read: “President and Sabina Higgins, who have shown mild Covid-19 symptoms this morning and have tested positive for antigens, will be in isolation for the next 7 days.
“The President continues to work from home during isolation.”
Thousands of people are still testing positive for Covid every day in Ireland.
The Health Protection Surveillance Center was informed yesterday of 4,042 PCR-confirmed cases of COVID-19.
A further 4,746 people registered a positive antigen test via the HSE portal.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/president-michael-d-higgins-and-wife-sabina-test-positive-for-covid-19-41411320.html President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina test positive for Covid-19