Twelve Covid-19 cases confirmed in county Longford

Lockdown: Community spirit prevails in fight against virus

Jessica Thompson

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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