Sinn Féin Councillor Conor D. McGuinness has added his voice to the call for continued public adherence to the emergency measures introduced to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus Covid-19. McGuinness is a member of the HSE Regional Health Forum and has been engaging regularly with regional management and public health officials over recent weeks.
“The emergency measures introduced in March are unprecedented in their scope and duration. The restrictions are very difficult for most people to live with, and there is a growing frustration and impatience. We see children’s education disrupted, incomes decimated, and huge strains put on families and relationships. We all want to see an end to the measures as soon as possible.
“These measures are necessary. They give us the best chance to fight this pandemic and keep people alive. Public health officials have expressed concerns that adherence with the measures has begun to slip over the past few days. This is particularly alarming because we don’t know how prevalent the virus is int he general population due to the ongoing delays and mix-ups with testing.
“I am appealing to my constituents and supporters to continue to observe the advice from our public health officials and to continue to comply with the emergency measures. The closer we adhere to the restrictions the more successful and limited they will become.