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VIDEO: Covid-19 – Stop the spread!

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre was informed of 69 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland – 29 males and 40 females – on Tuesday, March 17th.

  • 48 associated with the east of the country;
  • 13 associated with the south;
  • 5 associated with the north/west;
  • 3 associated with the west.

At the time of writing, there are now 292 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland with 2 deaths related to the virus.

“Protection from coronavirus, it’s in our hands.”

The HSE has issued a few simple steps that anyone can take to help slow the virus down:

  • Wash your hands more often and for at least 20 seconds with soap and water;
  • If you sneeze or cough, use a tissue or cover your mouth with your elbow. Then bin the tissue and wash your hands;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth and keep surfaces clean;
  • Distance yourself at least 2 metres, or 6 feet, away from people, especially those who might be unwell;
  • Stop shaking hands or hugging when saying hello or greeting other people.

For updated factual advice go to, or call: 1850 24 1850.

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