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'Hopes No One Turns Up' - Calls For St Patrick's Day Parade To Be Called Off

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A meeting of the country's top politicians will discuss the COVID19 outbreak after the total cases in the country hit 21, with has led to calls for the St Patrick's parade to be called-off.

A woman in the east is included in the latest confirmed - the total on the island is 33.

In Italy, 16 million people have been quarantined as a result of the coronavirus.


"There was a little bit more panic and confusion, when the [Italian] Government wasn't giving clear direction," said Hugo McCafferty, who is a journalist in the country.

"Now we have a very clear directive, this is an epidemic, stay home, don't contact people and wash your hands. I think people welcome that kind of clarity."

Meanwhile, here at home - a former Lord Mayor says the St Patrick's Day parade needs to be stopped.

Christy Burke along with fellow Independent Anthony Flynn say if the Government don't call a halt, they'll ask City Council to pull its support.

"One woman last night said she hopes nobody turns up for the parade," said Councillor Christy Burke. Both of us are genuinely concerned with the amount of calls and the anxiety. But, at the end of the day it is health before profit."

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