Sinn Féin has cancelled a public rally which was to take place in Galway this week after a case of Coronavirus was confirmed at Mary Lou McDonald’s children’s school.
One of a series of public rallies for local Sinn Féin supporters was due to take place in the Galway Bay Hotel this Friday.
Party leader Mary Lou McDonald has now said she is postponing the Galway and Cavan meetings in order to stay close to home with her kids.
“My children’s school is closed for the next fortnight because of a confirmed case of the coronavirus,” she said.
“Obviously, we are following all of the chief medical officer’s advice and therefore the children have to be at home for the next 14 days.”
“This is a worrying time for families and for the staff at the school, particularly for the family of the person affected, and we wish them a very, very speedy recovery.”
“I’ve had to reorganise everything on my work schedule because of this, and so, the public meetings in Cavan and Galway this week will unfortunately have to
“Remember to follow all of the advice, to listen to the medical advice and wash your hands with warm soapy water and then wash them again, to take care of yourselves and take care of each other.”
A young male at the Dublin school became the first confirmed case of the Coronavirus in the Republic of Ireland after coming back from North Italy.
He is currently in a hospital isolation unit, and the Dublin school will be closed for a fortnight as a precaution.