Three In Isolation At UHL Awaiting Test Results For Coronavirus

Three people are said to be in isolation at University Hospital Limerick awaiting test results for the coronavirus.

All three are believed to have recently travelled to Ireland from China.



A source at the hospital says two women were admitted with flu-like symptoms after arriving in Ireland from China in the last few days

A third male patient, who also recently travelled here from China, says he too has similar symptoms.

Test results for all three are expected to take up to 8 hours to process

The HSE and Department of Health have declined to comment on the three people.

A Department of Health spokesperson said they will not provide information unless a case of the virus is confirmed.

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, said a case of coronavirus in Ireland is possible given the continuing increase in the number of people infected internationally.