90 coronavirus cases now confirmed in Ireland

By Utku Muratoglu

The Department of Health has confirmed 20 new cases of coronavirus in Ireland, bringing the total number to 90.

Six of the new cases are associated with travel, 12 are from contacts of confirmed cases and two are community transmission.

Of the 12 associated with contact with a confirmed case, four of those are healthcare workers.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan says “the National Public Health Emergency Team will continue to monitor the ongoing threat of this virus and will take actions where necessary”.

“For people returning from areas affected by Covid-19, we strongly encourage the individual to restrict their movements.”

All schools and childcare facilities across county Galway remain closed as well as a number of recreational facilities.

Numerous events and gatherings across the city and county have also been cancelled or postponed.

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