Health Officials Urge Public To Exercise Caution As Covid Cases Spike

People are being urged to exercise extreme caution this bank holiday weekend, to try stop the spread of Covid-19.

85 new cases of the virus have been confirmed, 11 of those in Clare, with the National Public Health Emergency Team saying this evening’s figures will be crucial in assessing if further action is needed.

It says it’s “very concerned”, and is on standby to meet later, should today’s figures go in the wrong direction.


At least 18 of the newest cases are from a cluster at a dog food factory in Co Kildare, which has been closed for the past week.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn says the next couple of days are critical.