Labour Party urges Taoiseach to take action on Covid-19 situation in NI

2 week occurrence rates disconcerting in Northern Ireland

The Labour Party has voiced serious issues about the Covid-19 circumstance in Northern Ireland (NI) and is pressing Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, to motivate the NI Executive to take action.
Labour Leader and Health Spokesperson, Alan Kelly, raised the Covid-19 circumstance in Northern Ireland the other day (December 16), speaking at Leaders Questions.
Deputy Kelly was speaking after 17 ambulances had been required to queue and deal with clients with the engine running in all Northern Irelands hospitals.
” Instead of playing politics, attempting to be on both sides of many arguments, bickering, dithering, possibly now we have actually reached a point where our Government, in this jurisdiction requires to say very clearly that the capability of the Executive and the method which theyre handling this crisis isnt working, and its having a big effect on the rest people on this island.
” If you look at the infection rate now in Northern Ireland, it is four times the rate of what it is in the South. The distinction in infection rates is alarming if you look at the numbers.
” In the counties of Cork and Kerry, we have a 14 day occurrence rate of 25 and 30. In Northern Ireland, the local districts of Antrim, Newtownabbey, Mid and East Antrim, Causeway Coast, Glens and Mid-Ulster also have a 14 day occurrence rate of 300 in recent days, and in Mid and East Antrim the figure is over 500.”
He maintained individuals of the North had actually been pulled down and that had a knock on impact in relation to our border areas, and additional afield.
Deputy Kelly added the 14 day incidence rate in Donegal was the highest in the State at 225 and in Louth the occurrence rate there was 175, and Cavan/Monaghan were both over 100.
He said that we required to have a strategy to make sure that once vaccination had actually begun, that we had a coordinated method throughout both jurisdictions to guarantee consistency of rollout to be able to assist those border areas in specific.

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