Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said:
“Two weeks ago, we expressed our concerns about worrying trends in the progression of COVID-19 in Ireland. Collectively, people in Ireland responded to this call for action and together have broken chains of transmission. This is a further demonstration of the power of people working together and rising to the continued challenge of this unprecedented pandemic. What we need now is to hold firm and keep up the good work.
“I believe we can maintain the important progress we have made together, but only if we continue to heed the public health advice – physical distance of 2 metres between one another, frequent hand washing, wearing a face covering where appropriate and cough/sneeze hygiene.”