Jack Quann
Jack Quann

18.02 1 Jul 2020


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Three more people have died as a result of COVID-19.

New figures also show that there are six additional cases of the virus.

There has now been a total of 1,738 COVID-19 related deaths here, and 25,477 confirmed cases.

These numbers include the denotification of one death and two cases.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer said: "The National Public Health Emergency Team continues to advise against all non-essential travel.

"The WHO has warned that the global pandemic is accelerating. In the past week, over 160,000 cases have been reported each day."

The NPHET will meet again on Thursday to review Ireland’s response and preparedness to the disease.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: "In June, a total of 31 cases of COVID-19 in Ireland were associated with travel.

"The balance of keeping the disease suppressed in Ireland will continue to be challenging as society and business reopens."

Dr Holohan has said he is "beyond nervous" about any increase in foreign travel, and has urged people to reconsider any summer holidays they have booked.

It comes despite plans by the Government to soon release a 'green list' of countries deemed safe to travel.

Ryanair is operating 40% of its schedule across Europe from Wednesday.

The airline's CEO Eddie Wilson earlier suggested that Ireland is one of the only European countries still saying 'we're closed for business'.

He also said he disagrees with Dr Holohan's stance on travel, claiming it is "completely disproportionate".

Main image: Pictured at a Department of Health briefing on COVID-19 is Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer. Picture by: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

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