• Question: is the coronavirus in your local communities yet?

    Asked by race022end to Tom, Sanjeev, Orla, Fiona, Eimear, Cillian on 9 Mar 2020.
    • Photo: Eimear O'Hara

      Eimear O'Hara answered on 9 Mar 2020:

      Not yet!

    • Photo: Cillian Thompson

      Cillian Thompson answered on 9 Mar 2020:

      Yes, in my city in Germany there have been about 20 cases and then in the surrounding areas like about the size of county Galway there have been about 50 cases I think! I am still not that worried about it just because with continued hand washing or using hand sanitiser and avoiding touching your face, mouth etc the chances of getting it are as much as anywhere else in the world. I just won’t visit my grandmother until it has all blown over seeing as elderly are the most at risk!

    • Photo: Fiona Malone

      Fiona Malone answered on 9 Mar 2020:

      No not yet!

    • Photo: Sanjeev Kumar

      Sanjeev Kumar answered on 10 Mar 2020:

      Unfortunately yes, I live in cork, Ireland and so far about 35 confirmed cases of coronavirus are reported in Ireland. Also, a few cases have been detected in Cork city, where I live.