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Worries Ahead Of Bank Holiday After 85 Cases Confirmed

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:51 AM - 31 Jul 2020



There are major concerns ahead of the bank holiday weekend after 85 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday - the highest number since May 23rd.

It brings the total to 26,027, while another patient has died, meaning the death toll now stands at 1,763.

At least 18 of the newest cases are part of an outbreak at a dog food factory in Co Kildare, which has been closed since last Friday.

An infectious disease expert says cluster in workplaces will continue to happen if a programme of training and inspections isn't rolled out.

Dr Jack Lambert from the Mater Hospital says the Government needs to do more to prevent the virus from spreading in the workplace.

'We can't just sit and watch the numbers going up and down, we have to say why are they happening and start making some interventions to prevent them from happening'.

Meanwhile, public health officials are pleading with people to double down on their efforts to fight Covid-19 this bank holiday weekend.

DCU Professor Anthony Staines is urging people not to go on holidays, even within Ireland, until the virus is brought under control.



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