Ireland’s acting Chief Medical Officer has urged people to limit social contacts and the number of visitors in their homes this weekend.
Dr Ronan Glynn is pleading with the public to help break the chains of transmission of amid a rise in Covid-19 cases.
Dublin saw another surge in cases reported yesterday, with 121 more cases recorded in the capital.
The National Public Health Emergency Team reported five more cases in Donegal on Thursday. There were 211 new cases nationwide and one further death.
“While we are seeing a continued increase in cases, particularly in Dublin, this is at least partly due to the willingness of people to heed our core messages around knowing the symptoms and coming forward promptly for testing,” Dr. Ronan Glynn Acting Chief Medical Officer said.
“This together with all of the other key behaviours will help to break the chains of transmission in our communities.
“This weekend, please limit your social contacts, especially visitors to your home.
“Avoid crowds, keep your distance from others and wear a face covering where appropriate.”
More Covid-19 restrictions for Dublin are set to be considered by the Government next week.