A Monaghan woman living in northern Italy has issued a warning to Ireland to take precautions against Coronavirus now.
Kate Macklin lives in Parma and says the penny needs to drop about how serious the situation could become.
The first case of Coronavirus was reported in Italy on the 21st of February and over 3,500 people have died in the country so far.
Kate says people need to listen to the advice and direction of the authorities but people are ignoring it at their peril:
And speaking on The Joe Finnegan Show today she warned against complacency: