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Healthcare unions ask Govt to revisit mask-wearing

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Organisations representing doctors and nurses have called on the Government to reintroduce some measures to tackle the spread of Covid-19.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine have called on ministers to revisit measures, such as wearing masks indoors and in congregated settings and working from home.

They say that over 89,000 of the pandemic cases of a total of over 1 .4 million people have occurred in the two weeks before last Sunday. Latest coronavirus stories Last night, there were 1,600 and ten patients in hospital with Covid-19 and 49 of these in ICU.

ICU numbers remain stable and around half of patients in hospital with the disease are there for other reasons but tested positive for the virus.

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