Minister for Health Simon Harris is attending an emergency meeting of European Health Ministers in Brussels today to discuss the Coronavirus outbreak.
Minister Harris says that although there are no confirmed cases in Ireland, we must remain vigilant.
Meanwhile, an Irish man who was quarantined in Liverpool for the past two weeks after travelling from Wuhan is expected to return home to Kildare today.
Ben Kavanagh was one of 83 people who were evacuated from China two weeks ago.
It comes as China says the virus has infected about 60-thousand people and killed more than 13-hundred.
In Brussels meeting with Health Commissioner, Commissioner for EU Crisis Management & EU Health Ministers on coronavirus/Covid-19 & how we work together at EU level to protect citizens. Viruses know no borders & whilst epicentre remains in China, it is important to colloborate pic.twitter.com/eZtzjKL2l0
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) February 13, 2020