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West County to suspend business for 13 days

THE West County Hotel in Ennis has announced plans to suspend business for most of the rest of March. In a statement this afternoon the reasons for the move were put forward. “Following the announcement this morning by the Taoiseach and the Government and specifically the restrictions placed on gatherings of 100+ people for Indoor events, Treacys West County Conference and Leisure Hotel has taken the decision to temporarily suspend its business from midday on March 16th and will re-open for business on March 30th. “Based on the advice from state authorities and given due consideration to the impact on our business, the Hotel Management believes it prudent and in the best interests of our staff and business that we take this unprecedented step.” “We are currently engaging with all our impacted customers to advise of this decision. We wish to apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused and would encourage all our patrons to heed the advice of …

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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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Nervousness following Covid-19 diagnoses

THERE is nervousness around Clare as last night it emerged that four cases of the Covid-19 virus have been detected in the county. Three schools have been closed as a result, along with a day care centre, all in the North Clare area. It is understood that the four cases are all in one family and their diagnosis came following a recent trip to Italy. It has been reported that one of the four worked a shift in the emergency department of a hospital since returning to Ireland. This morning, students at the University of Limerick were advised that if they had been in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Limerick on Wednesday, February 26 in Zone A between 10am and 2pm, they should self-isolate for a week. It is understood that four of them were in the specified area at the time. In a statement to The Clare Champion, University of Limerick said it has fully adopted health advice …

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