Broadcaster Dr Ciara Kelly has said she has been diagnosed with Covid-19 after feeling unwell over the weekend.

Speaking to Joe Duffy on RTÉ's Liveline, Dr Kelly said she was tested on Sunday morning when a paramedic came to her home to carry out the test.

She said: "A lovely paramedic fully dressed in a hazmat suit came to my home on Sunday morning and swabbed my throat and nose.

"Then I got the call from public health at about 6pm last night to say that I had it.

"I've felt better Joe, I feel very fluey and I have headaches. I got a few sweats and chills.

"I have a cough and over the weekend my chest was tight and my breathing wasn't great. I had a burning feeling that's what made me think I might have it."

Dr Kelly is staying at home, where she broadcast her two-hour lunchtime programme on Newstalk.

She said she does not know where she picked up the virus, but she said she believes she contracted Covid-19 in the community.

Dr Kelly said: "Another family member has also been swabbed but their result is not back yet, despite the fact that they were tested before me. I don't know where I got it.

"I haven't been anywhere, I haven't been abroad, and I have been washing my hands like you wouldn't believe.

"I was the one in my WhatsApp groups talking about social distancing giving everyone a pain, when no one else was doing it.

"So I presume I got it somewhere in the community because we haven't been anywhere."

Dr Kelly said she was taking paracetamol "and solpadine when paracetamol is not enough".

"I am avoiding anti-inflammatories, even though those WhatsApp things are absolutely fake. But we know that paracetamol is first line."

She said she was experiencing a "muggy headed pressure, not a sharp headache but is not a stabbing pain".

"I have a dull ache most of the time. It's like having a lousy dose but it is manageable. I'm a bit miserable, but I'm alright. I have no doubt that I will come out the other side of this."

Dr Kelly, who is no longer seeing patients since she became a full-time broadcaster in 2017, said she was thinking about returning to clinical practice after the virus is confirmed to have left her system.

"I'm thinking of seeing patients again when I am no longer infectious. I believe they will take you part-time, and I'd like to offer my services," she said.