One more person with Covid-19 has died, 25 new cases
“This weekend, we all have an opportunity to exercise, socialise and enjoy life in a safe and responsible way."
One more person with Covid-19 has died in Ireland the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has confirmed.
There has now been a total of 1,744 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
The HPSC has also been notified of 25 confirmed cases of Cpvod-19. There is now a total of 25,589 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “This weekend, we all have an opportunity to exercise, socialise and enjoy life in a safe and responsible way.
“Continue to protect each other using public health advice and encourage each other to make safe choices as we work together to limit the spread of Covid-19. We have all achieved so much through solidarity over the last few months, that effort must not be in vain.
“Please follow public health advice and refer to the guidance if unsure about your environment or plans.”
Speaking on Friday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the mandatory wearing of face masks on public transport will come into effect on Monday.
The move is deemed necessary due to the increase in bus and train capacity this week combined with concerns about low levels of mask wearing by people in confined areas.
“I can say that in relation to masks, as of from Monday, the wearing of masks will be compulsory on public transport,” Martin said.
The regulations will give transport companies the authority to refuse people access to transport if they're not wearing a face covering and Gardaí can be called if a person refuses to abide by the regulations.