Four Cabinet ministers are restricting their movements and working from home under Covid-19 public health advice.

They are Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly.

The Tánaiste was informed yesterday that he was a close contact of someone who had tested positive for Covid-19.

He then took a test and it was returned negative.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney is following health guidelines and restricting his movements after attending meetings in Brussels earlier this week.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will be able to return to work on Friday having worked from home for more than a week.

His Covid-19 test was negative after he returned home last week from a meeting of EU Finance Ministers in Berlin.

However, he had to continue restricting his movements this week after French Finance Minister Bruno le Maire, who also attended the Berlin meeting, tested positive for the virus.

Meanwhile, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly self-isolated after testing negative for Covid-19 on Tuesday of last week.

A spokesperson for the minister said he has been sick and continued with his full programme of work from home since then.