Temporary mortuary facilities being arranged in anticipation of surge in coronavirus fatalities

Temporary mortuary facilities are being arranged in anticipation of a surge in fatalities from COVID-19.

In the almost four weeks since the first confirmed case here, and nine people have died.

The Government says decisions around temporary mortuary facilities will be made as compassionately as possible.

Senior Official Elizabeth Canavan says they’re getting the country ready for a major increase in cases:

Meanwhile, 121 doctors have rejoined the Medical Register in just over a week.

According to the Medical Council, just over half are returning to Ireland, while 45% are retired doctors re-joining the register.

The Medical Council has also launched a dedicated COVID-19 webpage for doctors with useful information.