The Health Minister believes new recommendations will be made to tackle the ongoing issues with social distancing.

906 cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland, and four people have lost their lives.

In this region, the latest figures from the Department of Health indicate that less than 5 cases have been confirmed in Co Mayo.

There are also less than 5 cases in both Roscommon and Sligo, with 25 confirmed cases in Co Galway.

Concerns have been expressed that  some people aren't adhering to the two metre distance to combat the spread of Covid-19.

Minister Simon Harris says the evidence shows social distancing works, when people follow it.




Mayo County Council is also appealing to people to abide by the advice from health experts on social distancing, and to ensure a distance of 2 metres between you and the next person - that's over 6 feet.

While the council has closed playgrounds, they're appealing to parents to adhere to these closures and not allow their children to play there, as the virus can live on surfaces for many days.

Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Westport-based Councillor Brendan Mulroy said that although the practise of social distancing can be difficult, it's vital in preventing the spread of Covid - 19


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