More people wearing face masks

 

Almost 1.7 million people are now reporting wearing face masks in public spaces.

That's based on latest data from the Department of Health, which shows an increase of six percent on last week.

Wearing face coverings isn't mandatory in Ireland, but it's recommended in situations where a two-metre distance is hard to maintain.

No Covid-19 deaths were reported yesterday, while a further 18 cases were confirmed.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn says the small increase in the numbers wearing face coverings is encouraging, but he'd like to see even more people wearing them in public: