bbc.com 01 May, 2021 17:15 am

Covid-19: Irish politicians to meet over Donegal spike

Covid-19: Irish politicians to meet over Donegal spike
The county's infection rate is about twice the national average, prompting a meeting

In a tweet, Stephen Donnelly said they would consider sending "additional supports" to the county, adding: "Spikes like this occur in many counties." I have arranged a meeting this evening with CMO, HSE and Donegal politicians to see what additional supports can be deployed to help fight Covid in Donegal.On Saturday, the Republic of Ireland recorded three more Covid-19-related deaths, bringing the country's total number of deaths to 4,906.Coronavirus lockdown measures Coronavirus pandemic Republic of Ireland Ireland to gradually ease strict lockdown rules Published

" Ireland to gradually ease strict lockdown rules Meanwhile, Northern Ireland's Public Health Agency (PHA) has made a joint appeal with the southern Health Service Executive, warning rates could rise "significantly" on both sides of the border if people are not vigilant.BBC News p image captionThere have been warnings about people crossing the border to head to beauty spots Dr Gerry Waldron, from the PHA, said: "We know there is a temptation to travel either side of the border to engage in activities as lockdowns ease, but if we see large numbers gathering or people abandoning public health advice, we could see cases rise significantly on both sides of the border.

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