North East Major Emergency Management Interagency Group
Appeal to Keep up our Guard and Continue to Protect Lives and Our Communities
We need to Stop the Spread of Covid-19
From the HSE, An Garda Síochána and Cavan & Monaghan County Councils
The incidence rate of COVID19 in counties of Cavan and Monaghan has come down in recent weeks and we wish to thank the communities of Cavan and Monaghan for all their hard work and efforts in working together to reduce the number of cases.
As the country has moved from level 5 to level 3 restrictions it is more important now than ever that we continue to build upon this good work. It is difficult but we need to keep up our guard, play our part and work with our families and communities to stop the spread of Covid-19.
In the last 14 days to the 29th of November there were:
- 56 new positive cases in Cavan and 48 new positive cases in Monaghan
- The 14-Day incidence rate of Covid-19 nationally now stands at 92.3 cases per 100,000 of the population. For Cavan this rate is 7 and Monaghan it is 83.1 cases per 100,000.
The HSE’s hospital and community services in Cavan and Monaghan County Council and An Garda Síochána are working together through emergency management structures to co-ordinate the community response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Today they are issuing an urgent appeal to the citizens of Cavan and Monaghan to continue to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Dr Augustine Pereira, Director of Public Health in the North East stated
“As we move out of level 5 into level 3 restrictions and we prepare for Christmas, I would urge everyone to go about their daily lives in a safe manner. Please make sure you social distance, wear a face covering and wash your hands and follow coughing or sneezing etiquettes. We know these measures work”.
“Please also prioritise who you plan to meet as this is our first winter with Covid and the risks of transmission in winter months are high. Until we have a vaccine and better protection of our vulnerable population, we cannot afford to let our guard down.”
Chief Superintendent for the Monaghan Garda Division, Aidan Glacken said “An Garda Síochána are appealing to the public over the next number of weeks to stay at home unless their journey is absolutely essential. We are asking the public to drive down the virus by thinking twice before driving for non-essential purposes.”
The Chief Executive of Monaghan County Council Eamonn O’Sullivan said “This is a very difficult time for everyone, we need to get the virus under control. If anyone needs assistance, I would ask them to call the Covid 19 Community Helpline. We can get through this together, if we all do our part and adhere to the guidelines.”