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Clare Marts to continue sales

CLARE Marts have announced that they will not be shutting down sales, but they are introducing a number of measures due to the Corona Virus. In a statement it said, “Clare Marts Limited will operate their sales as usual until further notice. The new protocol that will be in place are as follows: “1) Limited access will only be allowed in the sales rings to people who have business to conduct there, and at all times will be restricted to less than 100 people. “2) Clare Marts would ask only people with business at the mart to attend (buyers, sellers and hauliers) during this crisis. 3) Parents are requested to keep children away from the mart at this time due to the current situation.”

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Masses suspended across Killaloe Diocese

ALL masses in the Diocese of Killaloe have been suspended. In a pastoral message, Bishop Fintan Monahan said, “In View of the Government Statement and the need to avoid indoor public gatherings of more than 100 people, and the difficulty of guaranteeing this in practice, following consultation I have decided as follows: All public Masses in this diocese, Sundays and weekdays are suspended until March 29 or until further notice. “The obligation to be physically present at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days (including St Patrick’s Day) is therefore suspended for everybody until further notice.” “Priests will continue to remember the needs of parishioners at Mass celebrated privately. “The faithful are encouraged to join spiritually in the celebration of Mass, either on parish radio or on web-cam. Parishes that have web-cams include: Kilrush, Roscrea, Ennis, Quin, Nenagh and Shannon. “Parishioners are also encouraged to pray at home, including especially prayers for the sick, for those who are caring for the …

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Three new confirmed Covid-19 cases

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed of three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland: One case, a female, in the West of the country is associated with close contact with a confirmed case.  A second case, a female, in the south of Ireland, a healthcare worker is associated with close contact with a confirmed case.  A third case, a female, is associated with close contact with a confirmed case. There are now 24 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

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19 confirmed Covid-19 cases nation-wide

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed of a new confirmed case of COVID-19 in Ireland, a male, in the east of Ireland, associated with travel from northern Italy. There are now 19 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. The HSE is working rapidly to identify any contacts the patient may have had, to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread. The National Public Health Emergency Team met today, to consider guidance from the Expert Advisory Group on managing healthcare workers who are close contacts of a confirmed case. This guidance was developed in light of the recent diagnosis of COVID-19 in a patient hospitalised in Cork University Hospital, which has led to a significant number of close contacts with healthcare workers. Dr Cillian de Gascun, Chair of the Expert Advisory Group, said:“There is a risk to patients of acquiring COVID-19 from an exposed health care worker. “However, if a health facility cannot be staffed …

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Elective surgeries cancelled, Tubber NS closed

TUBBER National School is to remain closed for at least a week, while elective surgeries in the Mid West are being cancelled, with a visitor ban at the major hospitals. In a statement on its Facebook page yesterday the school said, “We had a visitor to the school last Thursday who was in contact with the coronavirus covid-19. We were notified by HSE this morning. Tubber NS is currently closed on a precautionary basis. No one in school is displaying any symptoms currently.We will reopen next Friday, March 13, pending advice from the HSE.” Meanwhile, UL Hospitals Group has announced the cancellation of all elective surgeries and outpatient appointments across all six sites on next Monday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 10. The affected hospitals are University Hospital Limerick, University Maternity Hospital Limerick, Ennis Hospital, Nenagh Hospital, St John’s Hospital and Croom Orthopaedic Hospital. A visiting ban is in place at all six hospitals. All patients whose appointment or procedure …

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Dedicated Covid-19 helpline for the Mid West

UL Hospitals Group and HSE Mid West Community Healthcare have said they are working closely with Public Health colleagues in tracing contacts of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). A new helpline with the number 1890 300046 has been launched today to provide information and support to the public in Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary who are considered a casual contact or close contact of confirmed cases in the Mid West. It will be open each day from 10am to 5pm. The information and advisory team has been established as a local point of contact. The National HSE Live helpline number is 1850 24 1850. All general queries should be directed to the national helpline number. A HSE statement this afternoon said, “The people who have been diagnosed with coronavirus infection have been interviewed in depth by the Department of Public Health and their contacts who are at risk of infection have been identified. This is contact tracing. During the …

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“We’ve had no sleep in this house”

LIVING with the constant threat of her home being flooded had worn down Brigid Kinsella by Monday afternoon. A widow, she lives with her three sons at Springfield. Hundreds of sandbags are placed all around their home and she says she would now like to move away from the area, so disillusioned is she. On Saturday night the area around her house was underwater, with the floods coming right up to the sandbags, which were the families last hope of keeping their home dry. “For two weeks basically we’ve had no sleep in this house. I have three sons going to college, one of them in his last year. I went to bed last night (Sunday) and I said if it comes in I really don’t care, I can’t go another night without sleep. It actually had receded a lot down here this morning. It was so bad that my son sent an email to the council to know about …

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Two more confirmed Covid-19 cases

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has this evening been informed of seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. Two are associated with close contact with a confirmed case in North Clare. Four are travel related from Northern Italy, four males from the east country. One case of community transmission, a male from the south of the country, is associated with Cork University Hospital and a risk assessment is underway There are now 13 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

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