The news was confirmed during a briefing by the CMO of Northern Ireland's Public Health Agency this evening Dr. Michael Mc Bride
Dr Michael McBride said: “We have been planning for the first positive case in Northern Ireland and have made clear that it was a question of when not if.
“We have robust infection control measures in place which enable us to respond immediately. Our health service is used to managing infections and would assure the public that we are prepared."
The patient is receiving specialist care and the agency says they are working rapidly to identify any contacts the patient had.
The agency said the patient had been to northern Italy and then travelled home to Northern Ireland from Dublin.
The patient is in isolation in Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.
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