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21/09/2021

Spread the message to #StayAtHome not the virus this Easter Bank Holiday weekend

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Last night, Tuesday, April 7, Dr Tony Holohan had to confirm that 36 people had died as a result of Covid-19. Play your part to stop more deaths. #StayAtHome this Easter weekend.

THe National Public Health Emergency Team is pleading with people to respect the lockdown and remain in their homes this Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Last night the latest Covid-19 figures revealed the greatest daily loss of life as a result of the virus in Ireland, with 36 people succumbing.

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has expressed concern that a proportion of the population may seek to travel to holiday destinations, holiday homes and mobile homes across the country this weekend, despite travel restrictions in place since the 27th March.

“An Garda Síochána has been visibly present on the roads this past week assisting the public with compliance and to them NPHET is grateful," said the NPHET.

“Given the mass community transmission of COVID19 across Europe, the European Centre for Disease Control is expected to advise of the importance of continuing public health restrictions.

“While current restrictions have reduced the number of people becoming infected by one confirmed case, this depends on people staying at home and following public health advice.

“There has been unprecedented sacrifices made across society in recent weeks to protect all people on this island from COVID-19. We urge the public, on this Easter holiday with sunshine and isolation fatigue, to stay the course and comply with the recommendations and measures in place. Stay at home and keep Ireland safe.  

“COVID-19 is in our households, not only our nursing homes. It is in our community. Do the right thing. Spread the message not the virus.”

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