MONAGHAN SHOWS GROWING LEVEL OF CORONAVIRUS AS TOP LEVEL OF RESTRICTIONS INTRODUCED NATIONWIDE

22 October 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

COUNTY WAS ON INCREASED ALERT FOR PAST WEEK

Michael Fisher

As more businesses shut their doors in Co. Monaghan and throughout the Republic last night, with level five (the highest) restrictions now in place for the next six weeks, the official figures again revealed a rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the county. The incidence rate per 100,000 of population shows Monaghan at 402.4 continuing to be in third place behind Cavan and Meath, with Donegal slipping down the table as well as Dublin, where level three measures were introduced at the end of September.

On Tuesday 38 new cases were added to the Monaghan total, the highest daily number for some time. On Monday evening the Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced that the whole country was going to move to level five at midnight on Wednesday until December 1st (see separate report). The Cabinet took action following a recommendation from the National Public Health Emergency Team, who had advised such restrictions earlier this month. However the government decided that more attention should be paid to how the…

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