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Health Minister Calls On Public To Improve Social Distancing Efforts

We're being asked to stay a minimum of two metres apart from each other in an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19.

Wicklow TD Simon Harris says people need to realise that by following the guidelines, they can save more lives than any ventilator ever could.

And he's urging people to remember that this is not the summer holidays.

Meanwhile People not registered with a GP are being told no doctor will turn them away if they phone in to ask about covid-19 symptoms.

It's thought thousands of people aren't registered with any GP, with up to 70 per cent of practices too busy to accept new patients in recent years.
Consultancy fees have been waived for people phoning in to ask about symptoms - but clinics are extremely busy.

Meanwhile there have been further calls for people to stop spreading messages on WhatsApp, which have been deemed to be false.

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