Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Amid Covid-19 crisis, local man warns Ireland is too lax

As the Covid-19 crisis takes hold here, a well known Westmeath man back from Spain last Saturday, believes we’ll struggle to find the resources needed to cope with the epidemic in coming weeks. He was shocked when he returned to Dublin airport on Saturday, and warns that immediate stricter controls are necessary to contain the spread of the virus.

The Covid-19 virus has wreaked havoc in Spain in the past few weeks, with official figures on Tuesday of 2,696 dead and 40,000 infected, including 5,400 health care workers.
Billy Foley, current Westmeath GAA County Board Chairman, described the frightening scenes in Spain when he came home from a nine-day holiday in the city of Valencia last Saturday after his flight was moved amid the crisis in Europe’s second most infected country. He and his wife, Vivienne left made the trip to Barcelona by train for their return flight from Barcelona, and experienced serious new levels of social distancing.

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