A city councillor has called for all conferences and events to be cancelled for the next two weeks in order to contain the spread of the Coronavirus.
Speaking to The Echo, Ken O’Flynn said that the nation is days away from a pandemic.
“We are only days away from it being announced at a pandemic, I understand it meets all the criteria for a pandemic, I” know we are trying not to panic and we are trying to protect the stock market well the stock market won’t protect my mother or father.
“It is my belief that we should be containing and stopping all conferences and events for the next two weeks.”
His statements follow the confirmation of a case in the Apple campus in Hollyhill.
“The case in Apple can’t be the only case, that one case has a department self-isolating.
“That person was probably on public buses, out socialising, it could be everywhere by now.”
The councillor said that enough is not being done at a Government level.
“The HSE and the cabinet committee are being reactive rather than proactive. I appreciate we are in a state of isolation, but I think we need to learn from the mistakes of Italy.
“I feel if we don’t act now and contain this properly and nip this in the bud, we are going to end up in a situation similar to Italy.
“Four weeks ago there were 7 cases in Italy, I think there are 7,000 now.
“We have to look at the mistakes that have happened in Italy and Spain and we have to say what is best practice here?”