Spread of virus inevitable – McDaid

 

A Donegal GP has rowed in behind calls for local St. Patrick Day Parade celebrations to be cancelled as concerns over the coronavirus heighten.

A decision will be made in the next 24 - 48 hours on whether or not next week's events nationwide will come to a halt.

Dr Jimmy McDaid says a week is a long time in terms of potential new cases presenting to hospitals around the country.

He says the spread of the virus, in particularly community transmissions, are inevitable: