A DONEGAL County Councillor has raised concerns about groups of young people who are ignoring social distancing guidelines.
Buncrana-based Sinn Féin Councillor Jack Murray had appealed for people who have gathered in large groups in the Inishowen town to think of ‘the worst case scenario’.
Cllr Murray has received calls from worried locals expressing their concern at the gatherings.
“It is concerning that some people are disregarding the advice of medical professionals and congregating in groups,” Cllr Murray told Donegal Daily.
“Social distancing could be the most important act that we will ever be asked to carry out as a community. It is a social responsibility that we need to fulfil.
“Everyone needs to realise the potential of this disease and be cognisant of the horrific news emerging from Italy.
“This pandemic has terrifying potential, particularly for the elderly people we care for.”
Yesterday, health officials confirmed 102 new COVID-19 cases in the Republic of Ireland, where the total is now 785. Additionally, 108 cases have been confirmed in Northern Ireland.
The number of cases in Ireland has more than doubled in the last three days.
Cllr Murray said: “Young people need to be aware of this and think of the worst case scenario that could arise from our actions.
“These measures are temporary and will pass eventually. But, for now, it’s vital that we keep our distance. It’s literally a matter of life and death for many.”Tags: