As much as 14 members of the identical household at centre of Covid cluster in Sligo

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Up to 14 members of the same family at centre of Covid cluster in Sligo


One among plenty of travel-related Covid-19 clusters in Eire entails “as much as” 14 members of the identical household.

The infections are believed to stem from the arrival again into Eire final week of a Sligo town-based household of three.

Though not named, the cluster across the household was referenced on Monday night time.

Then, Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan mentioned he’s “very involved” about new circumstances being imported from overseas.

Tony Holohan yesterday particularly identified there was a brand new travel-related cluster within the northwest of the nation because of individuals returning to Eire from Iraq.

The person on the centre of the cluster returned to Eire final Monday week together with his spouse and baby from Iraq, the place they’d been since final February.

They have been collected on the airport by the person’s brother who drove them house to Sligo.

On arrival, they have been greeted by shut family members.

Final Tuesday, the day after he arrived again, the person, his spouse and baby have been examined.

The outcomes got here again constructive final Thursday.

Different members of the family bought themselves examined and it now transpires that as much as 14 of them have examined constructive.

They embody the person’s brother, who had collected him at Dublin Airport, and their older brother and his sister-in-law.

In addition they embody his personal mom and an aunt.

Though everyone is “superb” and never exhibiting any signs, the person’s spouse has been hospitalised “as a precaution”.

“In the intervening time, everyone is ok,” the person’s brother mentioned. “No person is exhibiting any indicators of Covid-19.

“However everyone is self-isolating.” 

The person’s hassle mentioned he needed to inform his story publicly to make sure the general public have been conscious of the true details. He has closed down his enterprise as a precaution. Though employees have been all examined, none of them examined constructive.

Earlier than Dr Holohan referenced the case, incorrect details about it had began to flow into on Fb.

“There’s numerous incorrect info being circulated about this,” the person’s brother mentioned.

“My brother left Eire again in February earlier than there was any official Covid-19 case within the nation.

“Hindsight is a superb factor however on the time, the airports have been nonetheless open, there have been not one of the restrictions that adopted and a great deal of individuals have been flying out and in of Eire.” It was, he mentioned, whereas they have been over there that “issues bought critical” and the borders have been closed.

With the latest gradual leisure of journey restrictions around the globe, his brother and his spouse returned.

“He did every part he was instructed – he stuffed out the required contact kind at Dublin Airport and he returned to Sligo to self isolate,” the person’s brother added.

“He had a meal in my father or mother’s home after which he returned to the condominium he lives in together with his spouse and baby. The subsequent day, on Tuesday, he went for a check and he then returned to his condominium.

“When my brother got here again, he was completely superb. If he had any concept he had it, he would have stayed in Iraq slightly than deliver it again right here.”



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