Mayo County Council said it has Coronavirus contingency plans in place that will maintain the delivery of essential services.
At the local authority’s monthly meeting, Mayo County Council Chief Executive, Peter Hynes told councillors that contingency plans have been devised for water, wastewater
treatment, roads, housing and the Fire Service.
He said the council is ‘prepared as far as we can be’ and are keeping the situation under review on a daily basis.
Fianna Fáil’s Damien Ryan called on the public to remain calm and take the necessary precautions.
“We don’t want to set people into a panic,” he stated. “However, we need to be ever ready for what may come down the tracks,” he added.
As the council meeting was taking place yesterday (Monday), a new coronavirus case in the West emerged and the Government cancelled all St Patrick’s Day parades in the State in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.
The number of people in the Republic with the Coronavirus currently stands at 24,