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MIDLANDS 103: Aontú Critical Of Dáil Procedure During Potential Covid Case In Cabinet

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The Health Minister has tested negative for Covid-19.

Stephen Donnelly started to feel sick yesterday afternoon and was tested for the virus.

He confirmed last night his result was negative, and his cabinet colleagues no longer have to restrict their movements.

Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue took questions in the Dáil last night.

Aontú leader and Meath-West TD, Peadar Tóibín says the developments in Leinster House heaped confusion on top of confusion.

He says the protocol in place was not good enough:

By Aontú Press | 17 September, 2020

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