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A woman at Green Park station on the London Underground tube network wearing a protective facemask. Photo: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

A woman at Green Park station on the London Underground tube network wearing a protective facemask. Photo: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

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A woman at Green Park station on the London Underground tube network wearing a protective facemask. Photo: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

THERE ARE now nine confirmed cases of coronavirus on the island of Ireland and millions are being urged to take precautions as the virus, which started in China, spreads across the globe.

The death toll has crossed the 100 mark in Italy, which is the worst affected country in Europe.

Independent.ie took a look at the precautions which are being taken by government officials in Italy, the United Kingdom and Ireland itself as more cases of COVID-19 emerge.