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Don’t go to nightclubs three times a week – Donnelly

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has called for the public to reduce their social contacts as Covid-19 cases remain high.

Donnelly says everyone must play their part as the health service prepares for an expected difficult winter.

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“The situation right now is quite finely balanced,” he said. He urged people to reduce their discretionary contacts.

“We know that’s how this virus spreads and another really important message right now is if you’re symptomatic, stay at home.”

“There are things working for us and there are things working against us. The number of cases continues to rise and in all age groups under 75. They’re rising fast,” he said.

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“In the age groups from about 35 down, particularly for the 19- to 24-year-olds, the lines on the graph are almost vertical. So cases are rising really, really quickly.”

When asked if it was still safe to attend nightclubs, Donnelly said “not three times a week” and that “if you enjoy going to nightclubs three times a week, don’t do anything else”.

“It’s different for each person,” he said.

“There are people who might want to go to nightclubs several times a week, there are the people who might want to go to the pub. There are other people who might like to spend a lot of time in friends houses, so really, it’s about just for each of us.”

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