Twelve Covid-19 cases confirmed in county Longford

Lockdown: Community spirit prevails in fight against virus

Jessica Thompson


Jessica Thompson


While the death toll is increasing with the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus nationally, statistics are starting to show that social distancing and self-isolation are having an effect, with new figures being lower than initially expected.

The most recent data revealed that there are twelve confirmed cases of Covid-19 in county Longford.

Local GP Dr Padraig McGarry revealed this week that a number of hubs will be set up, separate to test centres, across the country to cater for the care and assessment of those who have Covid-19.

On a positive note, since the crisis began, there has been a huge community effort to ensure the more vulnerable members of society are looked after as the country goes into lock down.

Read also: Longford County Council sets up dedicated Covid-19 helpline