He says the mood of people remains optimistic though.
A Westmeath man is living under a 24 hour curfew in Saudi Arabia.
The Gulf state has increased it's lockdown in recent days to include measures such as a ban on outdoor exercise and a limit on shopping trips.
There's currently 2,605 cases of coronavirus in the country.
Athlone Engineer John McNamara says the mood of the citizens remains optimistic: