People not encouraged to attend house parties according to CMO

Fresh guidance is to be issued on how people should act when invited to an event or a house party.

It comes after the chief medical officer stongly criticised people for attending and organising gatherings in homes during the Covid-19 restrictions.

The virus death toll now stands at 1,664, while there have been 25,142 confirmed cases since February.

Locally eleven of the 38 new cases confirmed yesterday were in the northern sound region.

Monaghan had nine new cases with its total now 521.

While Cavan saw an increase of two meaning it now has 846 cases.

Dr. Tony Holohan says staying away is key, if you are invited to something that you know will have a crowd ‘stay away’.