Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Newry MP appeals to young people to act responsibly

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Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Sinn Féin MP for Newry and Armagh  Mickey Brady has called on young people to act responsibly and to join the community effort against COVID19.

Speaking to Newry Times, the local MP said, “I have received numerous reports of significant numbers of young people gathering in public spaces.



“I would appeal directly to the young people involved to stop these gatherings and to practice social distancing.

“This is a time of great worry and anxiety for many in our communities as the threat from COVID19 continues to intensify.”

The Newry and Armagh MP continued, “Each and every single one of us, both young and old, has an obligation in the time ahead to act responsibly to protect our vulnerable relatives and members of the community.



“By gathering in large crowds, the spread of COVID19 will be accelerated, placing our health staff under further pressure and resulting in more fatalities.

“My appeal to young people is clear – be part of the community effort against COVID19.

“Listen to the medical professionals and practice social distancing.



“Only by working together will we overcome this,” he added.  


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