What do the people of Cork think about the coronavirus outbreak?

What do the people of Cork think about the coronavirus outbreak?
Coronavirus vox pop 26.2.2020
VOX POP on the streets of Cork on the Corona Virus.Ben O'Sullivan, Carrigaline.Pic; Larry Cummins
VOX POP on the streets of Cork on the Corona Virus.Ben O'Sullivan, Carrigaline.Pic; Larry Cummins


Ben O’Sullivan, Carrigaline

It’s a funny one. I was studying in Singapore recently so I know people over there. 

They are not taking it too seriously, the Government are taking it very seriously. 

I think it probably won’t come to Cork but it is good that they are taking precautions, that is the main thing.

Mary O'Regan, Kerrypike.Pic; Larry Cummins
Mary O'Regan, Kerrypike.Pic; Larry Cummins

Mary O’Regan, Kerry Pike

I’m a little bit concerned, I was in Dublin at the weekend minding my daughter’s children and they are just back from Rome. Also I am supposed to go to Spain in June, but I am not worried about that just yet. It is possible it could come to Cork. It is a good idea to cancel events.

Denise Ruddy, Ballyvolane.Pic; Larry Cummins
Denise Ruddy, Ballyvolane.Pic; Larry Cummins

Denise Ruddy, Ballyvolane

I don’t think it is going to come at the moment. I think there is a lot of scaremongering going on. I haven’t booked any summer holidays though, I am holding off because of the virus. I was planning on going into some travel agents but now I am not. Globally, it is very scary.

Andres Borrelli, Kinsale.Pic; Larry Cummins
Andres Borrelli, Kinsale.Pic; Larry Cummins

Andrés Borrelli, Kinsale 

“I think this is a manipulation.

“I think the USA created the virus and infected China because of the trade war.

“How did it magically appear in China? There is no reason for it to be there.

“Eventually it will come here. I’m going to Italy in two months for a holiday and I am definitely going.”

Brenda McNulty, Dublin.Pic; Larry Cummins
Brenda McNulty, Dublin.Pic; Larry Cummins

Brenda McNulty, Dublin 

“It is very worrying in terms of the economy.

“A lot of firms use parts from China and their supplies are depleting resulting in people being laid off.

“It is happening on the ground. Also, in terms of travel, people would be slow to book holidays. So even if it never came here there are repercussions.”

William Nugent, Douglas. Pic; Larry Cummins
William Nugent, Douglas. Pic; Larry Cummins

William Nugent, Douglas: 

“I’m a little bit worried.

“I’m going to a wedding in Lanzarote over the next few weeks and I am worried about getting there and getting back.

“I think it is only a matter of time before it comes here.

“I am aware of it, there is a lot of talk about it, maybe too much.

“It is possibly making people more worried.”


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