Over the past 14 days, 226 cases of COVID-19 have arisen in Kildare, Laois and Offaly. These represent 48 per cent, or nearly half of all cases detected in Ireland during that time. More cases have arisen today and will be reflected in tomorrow’s data.
NPHET will continue to review this situation very closely and will provide more specific guidance tomorrow (Friday).
However, in the meantime, NPHET are now advising that everyone in Kildare, Laois and Offaly need to pay particular heed to any new symptoms that they may have, such as:
While those aged 70 or over, or those who are medically vulnerable, should continue to exercise individual judgement, it is strongly recommended that if you are in one of those groups, and live in Kildare, Laois or Offaly, you should limit the number of people you meet to a very small network for short periods of time and remain physically distant.
If you are exercising outdoors – maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from others and wash your hands as soon as you get home.
Where at all possible, you should avoid public transport.
This advice will be updated tomorrow (Friday).
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