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'It's been a peculiar time': Dr Ciara tests positive for Covid-19

Broadcaster says virus 'easy to get' despite her being 'ahead of curve'

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Like a bad flu: Dr Ciara Kelly is self-isolating at home after testing positive for coronavirus. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Like a bad flu: Dr Ciara Kelly is self-isolating at home after testing positive for coronavirus. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Like a bad flu: Dr Ciara Kelly is self-isolating at home after testing positive for coronavirus. Photo: Gerry Mooney

It was about 6pm on Tuesday when Dr Ciara Kelly got a call that would mean St Patrick's Day 2020 would forever be etched in her memory.

She had been tested for coronavirus in her house in Greystones two days previously by a paramedic dressed in a hazmat suit after she developed symptoms of Covid-19 over the weekend.

The former 'Operation Transformation' star immediately self-isolated and on Tuesday evening, she got a call from the HSE's public health team that would confirm her worst suspicions.