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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Immediate reduction in high-risk activities needed – Reid

Health Service Executive (HSE) chief Paul Reid has called for an immediate reduction in high-risk activities in order to control the surge of Covid-19 cases.

Reid stated that “An immediate reduction by all of us of risk activities is needed to turn this around” and that the virus is now “prolific in most communities”.

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Reid stated that there are 556 Covid-19 patients in hospital with 250 receiving enhanced respiratory support while 95 are in ICU.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan has urged people to “think about the number of people you are going to meet, and the risk associated with the activities you have planned.”

He also urged people to “Keep your contacts low and avoid crowds; Wear a mask correctly; Meet outside if possible; Avoid poorly ventilated indoor spaces; Practice good hand and respiratory hygiene.”

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