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Wave: A child is evacuated from her home in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

Wave: A child is evacuated from her home in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

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Wave: A child is evacuated from her home in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

Two Bord Bia workers in China have returned to Ireland to escape the coronavirus outbreak, the Irish Independent has learned.

Other State agencies have banned such travel and are requiring staff to work from their Chinese residences.

Both employees returned to work in the food promotion agency's Dublin office on Monday after spending two weeks working from home. They were screened and cleared of any coronavirus risk by HSE staff, the agency has confirmed.