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03rd Mar 2020

DCU release statement following rumours that a student has tested positive for COVID-19

Rudi Kinsella

DCU coronavirus

The college has said that, at present, there is no case of coronavirus on campus.

Dublin City University has said that there is no case of coronavirus on campus, following the circulation of “fake” images and videos claiming otherwise.

The college said that the images and video that have been circulating online are accompanied by speculation and rumour regarding the health of an individual located at DCU.

In a statement, the college said: “DCU is following all recommended HSE protocols in light of the arrival of the coronavirus in Ireland.

“Any measures taken at this stage are precautionary and in line with best practice.

“At present there is no confirmed case of coronavirus on campus.

“The safety and well-being of the DCU community is, and always will be, our highest priority. We will continue to take account of all official advice provided to us and we will keep the community updated if the situation changes.”

The HSE confirmed on Tuesday morning that, at present, there is still only one confirmed case of the now international virus in Ireland.

It urged people to be wary of misinformation.

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