Further calls for schools to shut as preventative flu virus measure

There are further calls for schools to close for a period of two weeks as a preventative measure if a pupil contracts the flu virus.

Donegal GP Dr James McDaid says children are now returning to school following Christmas and after recovering from the virus but are put in a situation where they could potentially be struck down with the flu again.

Dr McDaid believes the situation is going to worsen as winter continues if action is not taken: