The Taoiseach Micheal Martin has said that it is highly important that we follow public health guidelines if we want to have a safe Christmas.
Speaking about the rise in Covid-19 cases, Martin said that he was very concerned with a sudden increase cases in recent days.
The Taoiseach said that people must seriously consider reducing their social contacts in order to be able to meet up with family members over the Christmas period.
He added that we must continue to wear masks both indoors and on busy public streets as well keep up the practice of social distancing and hand washing.
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