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WHO special envoy on Covid calls for Irish people to wear face coverings in confined spaces

Mar 25, 2022 07:03 By News Northern Sound
WHO special envoy on Covid calls for Irish people to wear face coverings in confined spaces WHO special envoy on Covid calls for Irish people to wear face coverings in confined spaces
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1,419 people were in public hospitals with the virus last night.

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.

The mask mandate was dropped here nearly a month ago apart from health care setting, but Covid hospitalisations have more than doubled since then.

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

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

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