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COVID-19: 16 Further Deaths In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

05:55 19 May 2020


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There have been 16 more coronavirus-related deaths here.

New figures also show 51 new cases of the virus.

This brings the death toll to 1,561 - while there are now 24,251 confirmed cases in Ireland.

It comes after the the secretary-general at the Department of Health said the acute phase of the coronavirus crisis will be measured in 'months and probably years'.

Jim Breslin was speaking at the Special Dáil Committee on the COVID-19 Response.

He told TDs the first easing of restrictions, which happened on Monday, were thanks to people's efforts.

"The bedrock of this progress has been the tremendous commitment on the part of citizens and communities to the behaviours necessary to reduce transmission.

"The progress is such that we can now collectively take some calculated risks in extending the range of activities it is permitted to undertake."

But he added: "We need to be aware that we will continue to be in the acute emergency phase of this crisis for some time with further waves and ever-present danger.

"This is not a one, a two or even a three day storm after which we move to a recovery phase.

"The acute phase of this crisis will definitely be measured in months and most probably in years rather than days."


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