Local GP says it’s vital to contain coronavirus to ensure hospitals can remain open

A local GP says it’s vital to contain coronavirus to ensure hospitals can remain open.

Dr Illona Duffy added that close contacts of positive cases must self-isolate for two weeks to contain the spread, regardless of whether they have symptoms.

A ‘close contact’ includes someone who has spent more than 15 minutes of face-to-face contact, either indoor or outdoor, with some who has covid-19, or someone who lives in the same house or accommodation as someone who has tested positive.

The Monaghan GP told The Joe Finnegan Show that other medical services will suffer if we can’t keep the spread of coronavirus down to a safe rate: