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NPHET warned that COVID-19 cases in Dublin could double every two weeks if people do not follow the guidelines

Health officials have expressed concern that the number of covid cases in the country is declining but nothing significant has changed in Dublin.

Of the 84 cases confirmed yesterday in Ireland, 51 were reported in the capital. Country has registered three Covid deaths yesterday.

Professor Philip Nolan warned that corona virus cases would double every two weeks if the situation in Dublin did not change.

He indicated that interaction with others should be limited and that the number of cases in Covid would increase sharply if any of us did not take measures to control the virus spread.

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ronan Glynn said recent cases have been largely related to domestic and inter-household transmission.

Glynn added that taking this into account, house parties and other family gatherings could be suspended for the next few weeks if we are to control it again.

He mentioned that NPHET would send a strong message that social ties need to be reduced in Ireland as a whole, especially in Dublin.

Prof. Nolan, meanwhile, said the number of cases in Dublin was rising and there was stability in other counties across the country.

‘The truth is that the increase in cases in Dublin are driving the increase in cases nationally.’

He said that while the majority of counties record fewer cases of covid, it’s just opposite in the case of Dublin and Limerick.

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