A number of North-West Clare schools and public facilities are closed today, following positive tests for the Coronavirus in the area.
Four people from the same family tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from Northern Italy.
While the HSE is only stating that the latest cases of the virus discovered in Ireland are ‘in the west’, Clare FM understands that the two males and two females affected are a family living in Clare, and that they recently returned from Northern Italy.
They’re now receiving treatment in hospital, and the HSE has advised that contact tracing is underway.
Last night, one primary school and another secondary school, both in North Clare, informed parents by text message that they are to shut for fourteen days, after a pupil in each school tested positive for the virus.
A number of pupils from another primary school, who have come into contact with students from the first primary school, are also being instructed to absent themselves from school for a number of days.
While, at least one more level school is also closed today, pending advice from health authorities and at east one other public facilities is understood to be closed this morning.
Clare FM is not identifying the schools or facilities in question at this time, but their names are being circulated widely in the local area and on social media.
Those directly involved are being or have been contacted directly.
It’s expected that pubic health doctors will be getting in touch with affected families.