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Coronavirus: No new deaths and just four new cases as Chief Medical Officer to be given Freedom of Dublin

There were no new Coronavirus deaths today – meaning 1,741 is the death toll in Ireland still.

While there has been a total of 4 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today.

That means there is now a total of 25,531 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Freedom of Dublin 

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan is to be given the freedom of Dublin City.

According to the Irish Independent, Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu will propose and nominate Mr Holohan for the honour at a Dublin City Council meeting tonight.

The proposal is expected to get widespread support from councillors of all parties and Independents.

Mr Holohan will join sporting legends such as former Dublin manager Jim Gavin, rugby international Brian O’Driscoll and 90s Ireland football manager Jack Charlton in receiving the honour.

International Travel

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has confirmed that Government advice against all non-essential travel will remain in place until 20 July.

The Taoiseach said international travel is not advised and should be avoided.

He said a “Green list” of countries to which people can travel to and from will be published on 20 July.

Important information 

Symptoms of Covid-19 include:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Breathing difficulties.

Further resources:

  • The HSE: Official advice on the coronavirus in Ireland. This is being updated based on the number of confirmed cases and how the virus spreads in Ireland.
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs: Official advice on where to avoid travelling to. Also a resource for those who are abroad.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO): The UN agency on global public health publishes statements and daily situation reports based on the latest data.
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): The EU agency on the number of cases, deaths and how it’s spreading in Europe.
  • The Johns Hopkins University map: A heat map of the confirmed cases across the world.

A helpline for older people who are concerned about the coronavirus has been launched by Alone. The number is 0818 222 024, and it’s open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm.

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