Coronavirus live news: Irish minister tests negative; closing schools a 'last resort', says WHO

Cabinet colleagues had earlier been told to restrict movements as a precaution; WHO chief warns of school closures’ effect on children

9.37pm BST

Ireland’s minister for health Stephen Donnelly has told RTE that his Covid-19 test has come back negative.

Earlier today, Irish cabinet ministers were told to restrict their movements as a precaution after Donnelly contacted his GP to request a test after feeling unwell.

8.46pm BST

Large numbers of dolphins returned to Hong Kong waters within weeks of the Covid-19 crisis shutting down high-speed ferries, and researchers are now calling for protections before the ferries resume, Helen Davidson reports.

Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, also known as Chinese white dolphins and pink dolphins, are native to the Pearl River estuary, but typically avoided the waters between Hong Kong and Macau because of the high volume of high-speed boats.

Related: Dolphin numbers up in Hong Kong after Covid crisis halts ferries

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Source: theguardian