Coronavirus currently in a containment phase in Ireland.
The Department of Health has said that Ireland is currently in a containment phase regarding the new coronavirus. The state is prepared to pick up any case as soon as it arises and try to halt any further transmission.
The Department also confirmed that there is a reserve of supply and protective equipment in Ireland, and that there is also a joint purchase agreement mechanism across countries in Europe to ensure there is a supply.
Ireland are following World Health Organisation guidelines and no cases have been confirmed here. Point of entry screening at airports has not been recommended, however, this could be deployed if there was information regarding a particular flight.
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The latest figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control show that there are 31,503 laboratory confirmed cases of the new coronavirus worldwide.
Most of the cases are in China and 638 people have died since the start of the outbreak in December.
In Europe, there have been 29 cases of the virus.