Caution over bank holiday weekend urged as Covid cases surge

The chief medical officer is urging people to be cautious over the bank holiday weekend, as the virus situation continues to worsen.

It's after 2,466 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed here yesterday - the highest figure in nine months.

The five-day moving average has risen to 2,123 - that's compared to 1,685 just a week ago.

Dr Martin Daly, a former president of the Irish Medical Organisation, says the health service here is under big pressure, especially in non-Covid care...