A Trinity College student has tested positive for coronavirus, in the second confirmed case of Covid-19 case at the univerisity.
The student was based outside the main campus and is now being treated in hospital.
Trinity was advised of the case this evening and has sent a message to staff and students.
The HSE has begun the process of tracing anybody who has been in contact with the male student, who did not live in university accommodation.
The college said it would continue to take all actions necessary to contain the spread of the virus.
The university said it would keep other possible measures under review. The present policy of delivering lectures online from Monday will continue and all students and staff should follow the guidelines around social distancing and good hygiene.
“Our goal should be to decrease the number of instances that lead to students, staff, and visitors coming together in large groups in close proximity with each other.
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