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Mary Lou McDonald postpones meetings after closure of her kids' school due to coronavirus

By James Fenton

March 2, 2020 at 3:43pm

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Mary Lou McDonald has postponed meetings in Cavan and Galway after a case of coronavirus was confirmed at a school which is attended by her children.

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has issued a video update via the party's Twitter account in which she outlines that she is staying at home today due to the confirmed case of coronavirus at a school which is attended by her children. In the caption for the minute-long clip, McDonald explains that 'We're at home with the kids after a confirmed case of the coronavirus at their school. I’m postponing meetings in Cavan and Galway as I’d like to stay close to home but I’ll be back at work tomorrow."

In the video, Mary Lou goes on to say that it is "a worrying time for families and for staff at the school, particularly for the family of the person affected and we wish them a speedy recovery."

McDonald then says that she has had "reorganise everything" including public meetings in Cavan and Galway before assuring viewers that "we will set a date for them again very, very soon."

She then concludes by reminding everyone to heed medical advice and to "wash your hands with warm, soapy water, wash them again, take care of yourselves and take care of each other."

Yesterday, it was confirmed that a school in the east of the country will be closed for 14 days due to the confirmed case of coronavirus.

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