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People In Midlands Urged To Double Down Virus Efforts During Long Weekend

Public health officials are making the call after a large number of number of new cases.

Public health officials are pleading with people to double down on their efforts to fight Covid-19 this bank holiday weekend. 

The National Public Health Emergency Team says it's "very concerned" at the 85 newly confirmed cases of the virus. 

10 of those cases were in the midlands, nine in Laois and one in Westmeath. 

While at least 18 of the newest cases are part of an outbreak at a dog food factory in Co Kildare, which has been closed since last Friday.

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn, is appealing for people to take care this weekend: 

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