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THERE is a « worrying trend » of new cases of Covid-19 rising in Ireland as well as « some new clusters », the CMO has warned.

Dr Tony Holohan also expressed « genuine concern » about the rise in cases associated with foreign travel.

 Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan

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Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan
 The Government launched a campaign earlier this month to promote face masks

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The Government launched a campaign earlier this month to promote face masks

There were 24 additional new cases confirmed by the Department of Health yesterday.

There is now a total of 25,462 confirmed cases in Ireland.

Dr Holohan said: « We are starting to see a worrying trend, with the number of reported cases increasing, and some new clusters. »

One of those clusters was located in the northwest of Ireland and is associated with travel from Iraq.

He urged people who have made bookings to travel abroad for holidays « not to go ahead with that booking » rather than risk picking up Covid-19.

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