The Irish Times reports:
A Covid-19 patient who left a Co Donegal hospital last week after being encouraged by anti-vaccination campaigners, has died in hospital. Joe McCarron, aged 75, died at Letterkenny University Hospital on Friday.
Mr McCarron, who was from Dungloe, had been in hospital for a number of days after contracting the virus. His case received widespread attention earlier this month after he was the subject of a viral video in which a group of protesters filmed his release from the hospital.
In the video which was put up on social media, doctors are heard pleading with Mr McCarron to remain in hospital. However, the protestors tell Mr McCarron that he will die if he remains in the hospital. The protestors had claimed that Mr McCarron was being forced into the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital.
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