Limerick TDs ask for collective community response to reduce COVID-19 impact

first_imgNewsHealthPoliticsLimerick TDs ask for collective community response to reduce COVID-19 impactBy Cian Reinhardt – March 18, 2020 213 Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region WhatsApp TDs Maurice Quinlivan, Sinn Féin, Willie O’Dea, Fianna Fáil, Kieran O’Donnell, Fine Gael, and Brian Leddin, Green Party said, “This means staying apart from people: avoiding social contact where possible, and where unavoidable, keeping 2 metres or just over 6 feet apart.”The group of sitting TDs urged the public to wash their hands regularly for 20 seconds, and urged everyone to slow the spread of the virus to help Ireland’s health professionals.“Our health professionals are prepared to work around the clock. We need to assist them by slowing the spread of the virus.“Despite the measures taken by us all in Limerick to date – the COVID-19 crisis will get worse before it gets better. Our response as a community will determine the impact.” The statement noted the politicians had been contacted by people in Limerick’s communities over the past number of weeks “concerned and worried for yourselves and for your loved ones”.“We have a duty of care towards the most vulnerable in our community,” the statement reads, adding, “This could be one of the most difficult crises that Limerick has ever seen. If we work together we can and will get through it.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Advertisement TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19healthLimerick City and CountyNews LIMERICK City’s Dáil Eireann representatives have said our “collective response” to the COVID-19 coronavirus will help in reducing the impact of the virus. Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions “We commend the nurses, doctors, ambulance service members and all the staff working in our health service who are dealing with an unprecedented challenge. Thank you for your selfless service at this extraordinary time,” it concluded. Linkedincenter_img Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Facebook “We will save lives if we follow the advice of health professionals and practice social distancing,” the TDs said in a joint statement this week. Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Previous articleJunior Rugby Fixture Calendar in DisarrayNext articleLimerick-based pharmaceutical company announces advances in coronavirus anti-body programme Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Twitter Printlast_img

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