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Limerick GAA fans urged to behave ‘sensibly’ during All Ireland Hurling Semi Final to prevent “serious outbreak” of COVID-19

Limerick GAA followers urged to behave ‘sensibly’ throughout All Ireland Hurling Semi Ultimate to stop “severe outbreak” of COVID-19

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THE Department of Public Well being Mid-West and Limerick GAA have collectively appealed to the general public to assist Limerick’s senior hurling crew “in a smart method” when Limerick play Waterford within the All-Eire Semi-Remaining this Saturday because the Treaty Metropolis and County face the specter of “a severe outbreak” of COVID-19.

There have been 490 covid circumstances recorded in Limerick over the previous 14 days, the overwhelming majority of that is thought-about advanced, which means every case has had the potential of inflicting many different circumstances in additional transmission or outbreak, a Division spokesman mentioned.

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Public Wellbeing Mid-West is at the moment investigating quite a few clusters and outbreaks in Limerick, together with a posh neighborhood outbreak in Kilmallock; in workplaces; social exercise related to hospitality; long-term residential care services; amongst weak populations; social teams; and multi-household outbreaks.

“Social gatherings where alcohol is consumed in extra stay the very best threat conditions for unfold of the virus,” the spokesman added.

Public Well being Mid-West mentioned that “a big variety of individuals aged 16 and older are still awaiting their second dose or waiting for immunity to kick in”.

The Division’s Dr. Anne Dee, a specialist in public well-being drugs, mentioned: “The present epidemiological scenario, coupled with the extent of vaccine uptake, implies that social exercise may end in a severe outbreak in the neighborhood.”

“For this reason, we urge individuals to socialize sensibly this weekend and to assist the Limerick hurlers with solidarity for our communities and our frontline well-being staff. We’re practically on the ending line, however, we threaten to damage that risk by being careless too quickly.”

“We also urge hospitality settings to completely and constantly adhere to the foundations in the case of confirming legitimate certificates of their patrons in order to restrict the danger of an infection among clients and workers.”

Limerick GAA County Board Chairman, John Cregan appealed to supporters to be wise this weekend: “We have now come up to now on this pandemic and it’s incredible that supporters will probably be in Croke Park on Saturday to cheer on the crew. However, we might urge them and people watching at dwelling to watch all COVID protocols.”

“We’re aware of the enormity of the work that every one frontline staff have put in thus far and we’re hopeful that whatever the consequence on Saturday that supporters, wherever they watch the sport from, will persist with the COVID laws,” Mr. Cregan added.

Public Well being Mid-West has additionally urged individuals within the Ennis space of neighboring county Clare, “to be additional vigilant and to avail of free COVID-19 testing if they’re experiencing signs or really feel they’ve been uncovered to threat up to now 14 days”.

It confirmed, “a gentle improve in COVID-19 circumstances in Clare up to now 14 days, with 164 circumstances detected in the identical interval”.

“This present-day final month, there have been 79 circumstances detected in Clare in a 14-day interval,” added a spokesman.

 

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