Cork 'being monitored' following rise in Covid cases

Cork 'being monitored' following rise in Covid cases

Mr Martin said NPHET are monitoring the situation in a number of counties, including Louth, Waterford, Wicklow, Kildare, Cork and Galway.” Speaking to the Nation, Mr Martin said people need to look at how they are behaving and restrict their movements

The Covid situation in Cork is being monitored by National Public Health Emergency Team it was announced on Thursday evening by the Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

This follows a further 34 confirmed cases in Cork in the figures released on Thursday evening.

Mr Martin said NPHET are monitoring the situation in a number of counties, including Louth, Waterford, Wicklow, Kildare, Cork and Galway.” Speaking to the Nation, Mr Martin said people need to look at how they are behaving and restrict their movements.

“I believe that we need to be completely upfront with ourselves and each other in relation to where we are with this virus and we need to have honest conversations in the time ahead.

“We will be having those conversations at national level and we need these conversations to be happening in every single home in our nation “Because the government on its own can’t stop the virus spreading.

“It is only we as a people acting together and holding firm in a spirit of solidarity that can slow its destructive spread.” Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn added: “As we have seen with Donegal the situation can change for the worse, very rapidly and that is this evening, why we are saying to people in Louth and Waterford to keep your guard up and we are also asking people particularly in Cork, Galway, Kildare and all across the country, I do not want to be back here next week or the week after, having had to make recommendations with Nphet in other counties.

“There are opportunities for people to act now and prevent that from happening so really we are asking people to to take those opportunities, cut your contacts by half, only meet the people you have to meet, work from home if you can, cut the amount of travel you are doing, when you do meet people act safely, keep your distance, wear a face covering, and don’t go to work or send your children to school if you have any symptoms at all.”

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