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WHO Official Advises People In Ireland To Wear Face Coverings In Confined Areas

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Shops, hospitality settings & public transport

A World Health Organisation expert is calling for Irish people to wear face-masks in confined places again - like shops, some hospitality venues and public transport.

Ireland's mask mandate was dropped on the 28th of February.

Since then, hospitalisations due to the virus have more than doubled.

1,419 people were in public hospitals with the virus last night - compared to less than 600 at the end of February.

As of 8pm last night, 33 people were being treated for the virus at Naas General.

3 patients were being treated at the hospital for suspected cases.

Dr David Nabarro, the WHO's special envoy on Covid-19, says it's time to wear face-masks again:

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