Two new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland confirmed another two cases of coronavirus,
It bring the total number of cases to three – none are connected to each other.


The two new cases are adults, with one recently returning from northern Italy. The second was in contact with someone in the United Kingdom who had tested positive for Cov19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus.

The first case was a woman who had travelled to northern Italy , which is at the centre of the European outbreak.

Chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride says both patients are receiving the appropriate care and officials were working to identify anyone they had come into contact with.

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