An international student at Waterford IT is under quarantine after arriving at the college from Wuhan, the Chinese city where the deadly Coronavirus has emerged from.
A spokesperson for the college confirmed the quarantining to the Irish Examiner and said the student was not experiencing any signs of sickness.
"He is not ill and as a precaution he has agreed not to attend college and stay in his accommodation by himself for the time being,” a WIT spokeswoman said.
“We have been in touch with the HSE and are being directed by them.”
It is understood the student arrived in Waterford on Sunday after travelling from Wuhan before the city went on lockdown.
There are still no reported incidents of coronavirus in Ireland.