A GP that was working as a locum doctor on Achill island over the past number of days took to local media last night to warn the people of the island that Covid 19 is rampant in the area.

Dr Noreen Lineen-Curtis last night tweeted:

Folks it’s rampant. Achill escaped very lightly since March, but no more.

Stay in, wash hands, mask up.

To all the people here  - behave as though you have it and don’t want to spread it.

Mid West News spoke to Dr Lineen Curtis this morning and while she declined to be interviewed at this time, she says she just wanted the people of Achill Island to be aware of the extent of the spread of the virus and to take due care to avoid contracting it.

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