No new cases of Covid-19 in Donegal have been reported to the Department of Health today (Monday).
A further 57 cases have been notified nationwide and there have been no new Covid-19 related deaths.
Donegal has now had 490 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the outbreak began. Five new cases, which were reported on Sunday, have been added to the HSE’s county breakdown for Donegal today.
The new cases reported today are located in: Kildare (19), 11 in Dublin, 10 in Offaly, 7 in Limerick, and the rest of the cases are in Clare, Cork, Galway, Kerry and Wicklow.
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The latest Department of Health update comes on the day that masks are made mandatory in shops, shopping centres and other public settings.
Rachel Kenna, Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health, said, “From today, you are asked to wear face coverings in a variety of indoor commercial settings such as shops, supermarkets, libraries, museums, cinemas and theatres. Remember to clean your hands before you put on your face covering, and hold it by the ear loops. Ensure it sits snugly over your nose and mouth. When you remove it, place it in a Ziploc bag and then when you get home, put it in a 60 degree wash. Try to avoid touching the front of your face covering when wearing it.”
“Every small, daily action we take, such as wearing a face covering in the shop, is an act of solidarity with healthcare workers who have been at the frontline of this public health crisis since its outset.”
Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “People in Ireland coming together to support one another against COVID-19 has been the cornerstone of the national effort to date. While people in Kildare, Laois and Offaly are being asked to reduce their movements and social interactions, and some businesses are being asked to curtail their services, it is important that we remember that everyone across the country has a role to play in minimising the spread of this disease in our communities.”