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Watch: Carrigoran nursing home residents have powerful message for public

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THESE are trying times for everyone as everyday life has grinded to a halt – however there’s an added element of anxiety for elderly people in nursing homes at the moment across Ireland.

Recent figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre showed that the number of Covid-19 clusters in Irish nursing homes now stands at 23, which accounts for 20 per cent of all clusters in the country.

However one nursing home in Newmarket on Fergus, Co Clare, has moved to take an active role in advising the public on how to stop the spread of the deadly virus. Featuring staff and residents who l observe social distancing, the message is a simple one that could save many lives.

Geraldine Doona, director of nursing at Carrigoran, thanks the public for their ongoing support and cooperation during these “very challenging times” before handing over to Carrigoran’s beloved residents and hard-working staff. We’ll let the video do the talking, it speaks for itself.

Stuart Holly is the editor and co-founder of The Clare Echo. A native of Ennis, Stuart studied at St Flannan's College before obtaining a journalism degree in Dublin. After interning at The Evening Herald, he landed his first job with The Irish Daily Mail, Stuart worked in newspaper production with the Independent Group and in Auckland, New Zealand before a lengthy spell as a pun-spewing sub-editor at the Irish Daily Star. In 2015, Stuart returned to The Banner County where he took up employment as a news reporter with The Clare People.

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