Kodaline guitarist Mark Prendergast has said he tested positive for Covid-19.

The musician shared his diagnosis on 2FM, saying, "About 10 days ago I felt this very, very dry cough. I was in my parents house...

"It was quite obvious it was a new cough. It was very, very, very dry... I'd never had a cough like it before... I was a little bit panicked. I just got up and left.

"Maybe three, four days later I got a fever that lasted for four or five days. Overall my experience wasn't as bad as it can get. So I'm kind of lucky."

"I didn't give them a hug, just got up and left. I went home," he said of leaving his parents' home.

He believes he caught the virus while travelling through Heathrow Airport and added that no one in his circle has shown signs of the coronavirus since he tested positive. 

Prendergast said: "I haven't seen my dad since March 12. Nobody in my circle has shown symptoms yet... It's a horrible waiting game really to see if people around you are sick." 

Around 80% of cases of Covid-19 will be a mild to moderate illness, close to 14% have severe disease and around 6% are critical.

Generally, you need to be 15 minutes or more in the vicinity of an infected person, within 1-2 metres, to be considered at-risk or a close contact.

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