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The names and faces of some of the people you're saving by staying at home

Cancer patients and survivors from around Ireland have launched a campaign asking you to keep them safe.

Contracting the coronavirus could pose a very serious risk to their lives and they’ve urged the public to follow guidelines on controlling its spread.

Guidelines such as washing your hands and maintaining social distancing by staying at home.

The three-minute video, titled #MyLifeMatters, introduces you to some of the people you're saving by staying home, including women's health advocate, Vicky Phelan.

"To help protect me from coronavirus, please stay inside and keep washing your hands," nine-year-old, Padraig Beasley pleaded as part of the video, while two-time cancer survivor, Shannen Joyce reminded people to keep sneezing and coughing into our elbows.

Irish Cancer Society CEO Averil Power said: “These people have been through so much already and getting this virus could pose a very serious risk to their lives.

"We know it’s difficult to avoid going out but these are the faces and names of the people we’re collectively saving by doing so. Their lives matter.”