Department of Health: Blanket ban on visitors to hospitals and nursing homes amid Coronavirus unnecessary
The Department of Health says a blanket ban on visitors to hospitals and nursing homes because of the coronavirus outbreak is unnecessary.
Nursing Homes Ireland restricted visiting a number of days ago due to the risk posed by the virus.
There are now thirty four confirmed cases of COVID 19 in Ireland.
The Department says social interaction is a key part of health and well-being among nursing home residents.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan says it's too soon to restrict visiting:
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