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Gardaí in Donegal launch phone line for reporting Covid-19 regulation breaches

Gardaí in Donegal have set up a dedicated phone line for reporting breaches of Covid-19 guidelines.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly met with public health officials, the HSE and Donegal politicians to discuss additional supports for the county.

The national 14-day incidence rate is 134.1 per 100,000 people, according to today’s figures, while the latest incidence rate in Donegal stands at 306.5 cases per 100,000 people.

Last week Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said public health officials were reporting “reasonably widespread non-compliance with basic measures”.

Garda Gráinne Doherty said, “Public health officials have reported that a number of Covid-19 outbreaks in Donegal have been linked to young people organising parties among themselves at various locations and this also includes beach parties, birthday occasion parties being organised for all age groups, older secondary school pupils – and perhaps some younger secondary school pupils too – congregating socially, wakes being held in contravention of the guidelines and social gatherings being organised after funerals.”

People in Donegal can report a gathering they believe is a breach of the public health guidelines by calling 074 91 67101.

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