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‘Do the right thing’ – Vicky Phelan joins in call for St Patrick’s Day cancellation – Covid-19 Cases in Ireland Continue to Rise

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Vicky Phelan has added her voice to those calling on the Government to re-think their move not to cancel St Patrick’s Day celebrations as the number of coronavirus cases here continues to rise.

The cancer awareness advocate, and previous marshall of a St Patrick’s Day parade, believes “human lives are at risk” by not cancelling the national celebrations on March 17.

Ms Phelan, who is living with terminal cancer and who is known for lifting the lid on the cervical cancer scandal, has already cancelled many of her public appearances due to the coronavirus outbreak here.

The Kilkenny native who now lives in Limerick said: “I am supporting our doctors and epidemiologists, like Professors John Crown and Sam McConkey and others who have called on the government to to postpone the St Patrick’s Day parade now. Not in a week’s time, or two days beforehand. Do the right thing now.
— Read on–vicky-phelan-joins-in-call-for-st-patricks-day-cancellation-986492.html

Some extra information from the Irish Mainstream Media today :

RTE 11 am 08/03/2020
Czech PM calls for Italy to ban all foreign travel TO REDUCE THE SPREADING OF CORONA VIRUS
Sunday Business Post To-Day, March 8
Irish health authorities predict 1.9m people will fall ill with coronavirus
Up to 50 per cent of cases projected in a three-week period, while the new figures raise fears of intense pressure on health service

See also a statement issued by the Dublin South-West TD Paul Murphy (RISE, Dublin South-West)

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