Swann urges people to remain on high alert

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
Community, Coronavirus

Health Minister Robin Swann has urged people across Northern Ireland to remain on high alert against COVID-19.

 

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The Minister was commenting after his Department’s COVID-19 data dashboard recorded a death for the first time in almost a month.

 

 

The dashboard also reported 76 new cases since Friday.

The number of people testing positive over the past seven days now stands at 165.

Speaking to Newry Times, Mr Swann stated, “I want to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the person who has tragically passed away.

“This is very distressing news.

“It underlines once again the threat posed by COVID-19.

 

 

“I urge everyone across Northern Ireland to do everything they can to keep themselves and others safe.

“We all have to remain on high alert,” he insisted.

“There are practical and vital steps we can each take – including maintaining social distancing, washing our hands and wearing a face-covering in enclosed spaces like shops.

“The Chief Scientific Adviser and Chief Medical Officer have warned against complacency.

 

 

“I would call on everyone to heed that warning.

Minister Swann added, “We have a duty to protect those in our community who are most vulnerable to this virus.”

 

Tall Paul Marketing, Freelance Northern Ireland Copywriter, Blog Writer, Content Writer, Blog Writer, Content Writer

 

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