Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days WhatsApp Designed by FreepikIT HAS been confirmed that staff at University Hospital Limerick have been asked to self-isolate if they were in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the Coronavirus.Four members of one family from Clare are being treated in the hospital and it has also been confirmed that people the HSE consider contacts include patients who attended Zone A (minors) of the Emergency Department in UHL between the hours of 10am and 2pm on Wednesday last, February 26 and they are being contacted directly. Patients in any other area of the Emergency Department or the wider hospital are not considered to be contacts.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Patients who attended a small number of other health services are also being contacted by public health in line with procedure.Among this wh are being asked to self-isolate are a number of hospital staff who had contact with the confirmed case.General advice and information on COVID-19 for members of the public is available on www.hse.ie\coronavirus and the vast majority of people in the MidWest can access all the relevant information here. TAGSCoronavirusfeaturedself-isolateUHL Print NewsBreaking newsUHL staff asked to self-isolateBy Bernie English – March 6, 2020 4457 Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Linkedin “There is extreme overcrowding in UHL this morning” – UHL Twitter Previous articleCouncil strategy to bring new life to city centreNext articleLeo Sayer on a Selfie Tour Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email No vaccines in Limerick yet
CMC Spencer, the third prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda and the first political leader of the main opposition United People’s Progressive (UPP), said that he was in the process of communicating his position officially to the government. But Spencer, 71, who buried his mother on Thursday, told the Observer Media group that he would not be accepting the award. A statement issued after the weekly Cabinet meeting said that Prime Minister Gaston Browne, has commenced discussions within the Cabinet to award the “erstwhile representative from the St. John’s Rural West Constituency, Mr. Baldwin Spencer, a knighthood during the Independence Celebrations on November 1, 2020”. Spencer, who was first elected to parliament in 1989 and was re-elected during five consecutive elections thereafter or up until 2018, when he retired from elective politics, served as Prime Minister from 2004 to 2014. Former prime minister Baldwin Spencer has reportedly turned down an offer of a knighthood that would have been awarded on November 1 during this year’s independence celebrations. Information Minister Melford Nicholas told reporters that the discussions, which are taking place through the Office of the Attorney General, have already started and “once we have concluded those, the official nomination will be consideration, and hopefully it could be as soon as this year’s independence celebrations”.