A nice gesture by Longford Town Supporters Club who, last Friday morning, March 27, donated boxes of easter eggs to the frontline paramedics on duty at the Longford Ambulance station. Pictured l to r are Jacqueline Leahy, Fiona Kenny, Alison Mollaghan and Anne Duffy. There was also a national effort to express gratitude to healthcare workers at the frontline last week with people lining the streets to give a round of applause to those who are working so hard Picture: Tiernan Dolan
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.