The Health Minister will meet IRFU officials this morning to discuss his call to cancel the Ireland/Italy Six Nations match.
Simon Harris last night recommended that the match on March 7th be called off due to fears over the coronavirus.
According to the Public Health Emergency Team, it would constitute a significant risk due to the numbers travelling from Italy where 11 people are now known to have died from the coronavirus.
The Public Health Emergency Team is also urging anyone who has returned from Hong Kong, South Korea, Iran, Singapore and parts of northern Italy and is displaying symptoms to self-isolate and contact their GP.
Austria, Croatia and Switzerland have also reported their first cases of coronavirus
Meanwhile, Irish tourists are among hundreds of holidaymakers told to stay in their rooms at a hotel in Tenerife, over the coronavirus outbreak.
An Italian doctor who was staying there has been diagnosed with Covid-19 - prompting the quarantine.
Back home, a number of Irish schools have sought advice after students returned from school ski trips to Northern Italy.