Acting CMO Dr Ronan Glynn Issues Appeal To Young People Over Covid 19

Mobile Phones Making Teenagers 'Unhappy'

As the number of new Covid-19 cases continues to rise, the Acting Chief Medical Officer has issued an appeal to teenagers and people in their 20s and 30s.

Dr Glynn has urged younger people to adhere to the public health guidelines after 334 new cases were confirmed yesterday.

“They are more likely to be moving about in the community, going to school, higher education or work, and keeping our economy and key services going,” he said.

“For teenagers, and people in their 20s and 30s in particular, I know that what has been, and is being asked of you again is extraordinary.

“This pandemic has impacted on your education, your employment, your relationships and your social lives. The vast majority have done the right thing – have heeded public health advice and kept themselves and their families safe.”

Over the last two months, people aged between 15 and 34 have made up 40% of cases.