CORONAVIRUS SPREADING AGAIN IN MONAGHAN

2 October 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

TIGHTER RESTRICTIONS PREDICTED UNLESS UPWARD TREND HALTED

83 CASES IN TWO WEEKS

Michael Fisher

Concern was expressed this week by the country’s Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn over the rising number of new cases of Covid-19 in Co. Monaghan in the past fortnight. According to the latest statistics up to midnight on Monday, there have been 83 confirmed cases since September 14th,. Over half of those were added to the list in recent days. Monaghan is one of four counties along with Cork, Galway and Roscommon, where the rapid growth of coronavirus in the community has set off alarm bells.

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is seriously concerned about infection trends in these counties and how fast the situation has been changing. Sinn Féin Deputy for Cavan Monaghan, Matt Carthy, said the figures are extremely concerning. He also said indications that Monaghan might have to move to Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions (the same as Donegal and Dublin) have raised fears among the community…

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