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Covid-19 Update: Wed. 19th Aug. 2020 – Two New Deaths – 54 New Cases

It was dissappointing to learn this evening that Tipperary Independent Deputy Mr Michael Lowry has become the latest TD to demonstrate he is out of touch regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. His remarks come on a day when Norway’s Foreign Minister states that his country is imposing a 10-day quarantine on travellers from Ireland, due to rising Covid-19 cases here in our Republic.

Deputy Lowry is calling on the Government to reconsider the decision to hold sporting events behind closed doors; stating that the decision, based on advice from NPHET, makes no sense or no logic.

Mr Michael Lowry; Mr Jackie Cahill (Latter who publicaly claims he has “the ear of An Taoiseach Mr Micheál Martin”), and Mr Alan Kelly, none of whom sit at the Cabinet table, should now sit down or buy a newspaper once in a while, and view the real world or if you have the ability, view the following links, before Micheál Martin looks for his ear back:-

https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/sport/566873/a-fourth-limerick-gaa-club-suspends-activity-amid-covid-19-fears.html

https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/gaelic-football/gaelic-football-news/donegal-sligo-gaa-clubs-halt-22541205

https://extra.ie/2020/08/19/news/irish-news/dublin-gaa-club-continue-juvenile-member-covid-19

https://www.fm104.ie/news/sport/gaa-club-report-six-positive-covid-19-cases-as-championship-match-postponed/

https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/gaelic-football/gaelic-football-news/two-carlow-gaa-clubs-shut-22517015 and there are many more reports, some in clubs here in Co. Tipperary.

Time to stop your populist thinking crap guys; as you appeal to the ordinary electorate, giving the latter a feeling that their concerns are being disregarded by an established elite government, latter which two of you, above named, claim you fully support.

View also HERE – Over 22 Million (22,186,759) cases have been confirmed worldwide as I write this, with sadly almost 1 million (782,019) people now dead, while ye rant on about a minor 3 week sporting lockdown. Sad, so sad.

Meanwhile, management at the Ribworld meat processing plant here in Fethard, Co. Tipperary, have today confirmed that one of its staff members is presently in self-isolation, having proved positive with the Covid-19 virus over the weekend. This confirmed case is understood to have been identified through contact tracing.

At the O’Brien Fine Foods plant in Co Kildare, a further eight workers have tested positive for Covid-19. This follows the discovery over the past two weeks that 86 staff at the Timahoe meat processing plant had contacted the virus.

This evening, figures from the Department of Health have confirmed that there have been two new death caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll here in the Republic of Ireland remaining at 1,775.

However, there are 54 new additional cases reported to the Department of Health, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases since conception, in the Irish Republic, at 27,547.

Of the new cases; 5 are in Co. Tipperary; 19 are in Dublin, 8 are in Kildare, with the remainder cases located in Carlow, Clare, Donegal, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Waterford and Wexford.

There are now 2,520 confirmed clusters nationally.

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