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COVID-19: No Further Deaths In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

05:42 29 Jun 2020


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There have been no further deaths as a result of COVID-19 in Ireland.

The latest figures also show that there are 24 new confirmed cases here.

It brings the total to 1,735 deaths and 22,462 cases.

But Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, has warned: "We are starting to see a worrying trend, with the number of reported cases increasing and some new clusters.

"As restrictions are lifted and people move about more, it’s important that we use the tools that have helped us suppress the virus to date.

"Hand washing, physical distancing, cough/sneeze hygiene and wearing face coverings are important personal behaviours that mean as we go about our daily lives, that we are doing everything we can to avoid contracting the virus and spreading it to those we love."

And Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: "Today we are reporting at least six cases associated with international travel.

"Many countries around the world are still experiencing high and increasing levels of this disease.

"Last week, there were over 1.1 million cases reported and there have now been over 10 million cases reported globally to date.

"The risk of imported cases remains high.  It’s important that continue to avoid all unnecessary travel at this time."

It comes as Ireland re-opens further under phase three.

Hairdressers, beauticians, restaurants and pubs that serve food are among the outlets which opened today.

It is the biggest re-opening since lockdown began on March 12th.

Gyms, swimming pools and other exercise facilities can also re-open, while all team sports - including close contact sports - can resume.

Museums, cinemas, theatres, bingo halls, galleries and other cultural outlets have also been given the green light.

Churches are other places of worship are also allowed to resume services, which many creches and childminding facilities have also re-opened.

Indoor gatherings are currently limited to 50 people with social distancing, while up to 200 people can gather outside.

Face coverings will be compulsory on public transport as capacity increases to around 50% of pre-COVID levels.


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