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A case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in the east of Ireland, according to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
The patient, a male in the eastern part of the country, is currently receiving appropriate medical care, according to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
The Centre said that the patient was identified and tested in line with established protocols for the investigation of suspect cases of Covid-19.
The case is associated with travel from an affected area in northern Italy, rather than contact with another confirmed case.