Coronavirus Northern Ireland: ‘Line on a map means nothing to Coronavirus’ – Newry MLA

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Friday, March 13th, 2020
Coronavirus, Politics

SDLP Public Health Spokesperson Justin McNulty MLA has welcomed what he described as the “proactive, measured and timely approach” taken by the Irish Government as it seeks to control the spread of the coronavirus and has called for the exact same measures to be implemented by the Northern Ireland Executive now.

Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “These measures are drastic but necessary. 

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“We need to see an all-island approach adopted to deal with this pandemic now. 

“A line on a map means nothing to the Coronavirus. 



“These measures are necessary and by implementing social distancing measures we are not just protecting ourselves, we are protecting others. 

He continued, “By keeping children home from school, cancelling all large sports and social events and by encouraging working from home we are not just protecting ourselves and our loved ones, we are protecting those in our community who may be at greater risk of complications from COVID-19.

“The Irish Government have taken the necessary steps based on sound medical and public health advice. 



The Newry MLA added, “The Executive must direct employers, schools, sporting bodies and cultural organisations to follow suit, without exception, now.”




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