Site closes after scaffolder reports COVID symptoms

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A construction site in Dublin has been closed down temporarily after a worker showed symptoms for coronavirus.

Workers on a block of luxury homes under construction in Rathgar Village, South Dublin were turned away after a scaffolder on-site complained of feeling unwell.

The man who has been reported to work for Laois Scaffolding and is awaiting a COVID test while self-isolating.

The development normally has around 100-120 workers onsite. Deep cleaning is now being undertaken to protect workers from the deadly virus.

The Laois Scaffolding spokesperson said: “The chap reported to us that he had been feeling unwell and we asked him to get tested and it turned out he had symptoms and he has been told to isolate.”