Three new coronavirus cases confirmed in Ireland

By Robyn Kilroy

Three new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland this evening, bringing the total number of cases to 24.

Two of these cases are situated in the south country, one of which is a female healthcare worker. The third case is situated in the west of the country.

All three cases are associated with close contacted with an already confirmed case.

Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan said that Ireland will eventually be moving out of the containment phases and into the delay phase.

“The decision to move to delay phase will be based on a number of factors, including the amount of confirmed cases in Ireland, speed at which they are occurring and the profile of transmission,” he said.

The news of these three new cases follows the cancellation of St Patrick’s Day festivals across the country, including festivities in Galway City.

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