Follow Lovin Dublin

Claire Byrne has tested positive for Covid-19

By Darragh Murphy

March 23, 2020 at 6:52pm


Claire Byrne has confirmed that she has tested positive for Covid-19.

The co-host of RTE Radio One’s News at One and host of the Claire Byrne Live show revealed in an email to staff that she had tested positive for Covid-19 and had been assisting the Health Service Executive with contact tracing.

RTE confirmed at the weekend that a member of staff had tested positive for coronavirus and on Monday, Ms Byrne, who co-presented her show from home last week, confirmed that she had been diagnosed with the virus.

Ms Byrne said she was now feeling better and will go ahead with tonight's episode of the Claire Byrne Live programme via live video link, while the show will be co-presented by Sarah McInerney in studio.

Ms Byrne wrote: "I made the decision that I wanted you all to know this at the earliest opportunity. The HSE contact tracing system worked with me over the weekend.

"I am well now and through the peak of the condition and I want to thank everyone who has been in touch with me to express support and in particular, those in RTE who spent their weekend dealing with issues that arose as a result of my diagnosis."

READ NEXT - WhatsApp to be used by Health Minister to provide Covid-19 information


Join the Lovin Dublin Newsletter

* indicates required


Marketing Permissions

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Lovin Media Group:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.