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Warning issued to reduce social interactions as 107 in ICU with Covid-19

HSE chief Paul Reid has issued a warning for people to reduce their social interactions as 107 people are currently in ICU with Covid-19.

With 4,642 cases confirmed and 556 hospitalisations, Reid stated that it was our responsibility to “turn this around”.

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He added, “The virus is now prolific in most communities and nobody wants to be the next hospitalised case,”.

“The virus is now prolific in most communities and nobody wants to be the next hospitalised case”.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan has also echoed Reid’s statements by also stating that we need to reduce our social interactions.

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Yesterday, NPHET advised that people who frequently socialise should get tested twice a week.

Holohan added that the current level of transmission in Ireland is at its highest over “the entire course of the pandemic”.

“Before you leave the house, think about the number of people you are going to meet, and the risk associated with the activities you have planned.”

Holohan also called for people to incorporate proper mask-wearing, meet outside if possible, avoid poorly ventilated indoor spaces, practice good hand and respiratory hygiene.

IMAGE – Twitter/paulreiddubli/”Two nurses transporting a bed down a hospital corridor” is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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