We can’t fight this virus on our own,’ doctors warn

Top medics say Ireland needs to follow the lead of countries that have implemented strict measures and controlled the spread of Covid-19

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
15th March, 2020
We can’t fight this virus on our own,’ doctors warn
A deserted streets in Via Nazionale: top doctors plead with public to support stringent health measures as taken by the likes of Italy and China

Doctors issued a plea last night for the public to follow health service advice on social distancing, saying Ireland must learn lessons from countries that have implemented strict measures and managed to control the spread of the coronavirus.

The health service is anticipating a significant rise in the number of confirmed cases this week, after Europe was described as the new epicentre of the pandemic.

Last night it emerged that a second person had died...

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