Covid has wiped out thousands in Ireland

Sligo hospital fighting to deal with the virus

Sligo News File

More than 5,000 have already been killed by Covid in Ireland. Case numbers are in the thousands with places such as Sligo General reportedly currently battling the disease in multiple wards.

However, it hasn’t deterred the government from lifting restrictions earlier introduced to control the spread of the epidemic. With virtually open season for hotels, restaurants, sports events and tourism, the future now looks to be about survival of the fittest – the economy, it appears, must come first.

Worldwide, case numbers of the virus and variants stand at almost 224 million. Deaths are up on 5 million.

In testing of children in Ireland, more than 1600 primary and secondary schools have reported positive cases since reopening.