Fri, 23 Oct 2020

DUBLIN, Ireland - Ireland's top health official has made an appeal for everyone in Ireland to cut back on the number of people they come in contact with during the coming week.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, has warned that if people don't adhere to the guidelines the currently bad Covid-19 situation in Ireland will get worse.

"As we start into this new week, I am asking every household across the country to sit together this evening and make a plan to reduce the number of people you meet this week," Dr Glynn said Sunday night.

"We have absolutely no room for complacency. If every person, family, workplace and organisation does not play their part the situation will continue to deteriorate."

"For people who live in Donegal and Dublin remember government advice is to work from home unless it is essential to attend in person. For people living in these and all other counties, assume that COVID-19 is circulating in your community and act accordingly," Dr Glynn said.

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