The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rises to 25 in County Galway.
Ireland witnesses a surge, as 121 new cases are bringing the total to 906 cases with the novel coronavirus. As of now there are four coronavirus related deaths reported.
Minister for Health, Simon Harris spoke on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, sharing that Dr Tony Hoolhan, Chief Medical Officer, has confirmed that the recent positive cases of coronavirus in Ireland are those with less close contacts.
“People are making a real conscious effort to social distancing,” he said.
Across 189 countries, more than 294,000 coronavirus cases have been reported globally as of 22nd March.
During this challenging time, health experts across the world recommend social distancing, isolation and quarantine to slow down the outbreak.
As this allows them to trace contacts, reduce the overwhelming number of cases to treat and the optimal time to develop the antidote to beat the novel coronavirus.
The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus outbreak – COVID-19 – a global “pandemic”.