Intel has confirmed there has been an outbreak of Covid-19 on the construction site for its new manufacturing facility in Leixlip, Kildare.
Responding to a query from RTÉ, a spokesperson estimated the number of cases at "approximately 70" but described the situation as "fluid".
She indicated that the main contractor was actively working with the relevant public health authorities, and that follow-up testing has resulted in further positive cases being identified.
Workers at the site have been informed.
"We are working to support our construction team in whatever way we can - to understand what has happened in this situation and how it can be addressed with corrective measures," the spokesperson said.
The EU Commission said legal action has not been commenced against the AstraZeneca company, even though Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly told the Dáil this afternoon that a "legal case has been initiated".
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