Mary Lou McDonald
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has confirmed she tested positive for coronavirus.
She received a positive diagnosis yesterday after being tested on March 28th.
Deputy McDonald had also been unable to attend recent Dáil sittings as she was feeling ill.
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The Dublin Central TD said she's now been informed that she she is "no longer infected or infectious" - saying it is a "great relief after weeks of being very unwell".
In a statement, the Sinn Féin leader said: "I had a setback in my recovery at the weekend and developed post-viral pleurisy in my right lung.
"I am on medication and responding very well, and I fully expect to be back at work next Monday.
Deputy McDonald said her sympathy is with "every bereaved family... I am heartbroken for you".
She urged people to continue following the health advice, saying people "do not want to get this virus".
"My appeal to everyone is to stay safe, stay home and stay apart."
"You do not want to get this virus."
"Thanks to everyone who has asked after me and sent good wishes."
"Your kindness is much appreciated and I'll be back next week."
There is much work to be done - Ireland must change for the better."