St Patrick’s Parade must be postponed – Coronavirus spreads across Europe
Following on our exclusive story over the weekend regarding the possible postponement of the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin a number of reactions took place .
Our subscribers are reconsidering their own travel plans with many looking to get online briefings and interviews rather than risk traveling in the current climate .
As we recommended the Ireland v Italy six nations rugby game looks unlikely to take place with the Government advising the IRFU to cancel it.
The Department of Health took on board our view that the number of people travelling from the affected areas in Italy was high and could lead to a high risk of imported cases .
However the Government are not implementing a travel ban with most Italians who have booked planning to travel to Dublin with or without a match to attend.
Remarkably “no decision “ has been reached on the St Patrick’s Day Parade which is the largest event to take place in Europe in March with 500,000 people expected to attend a significant number of which are overseas visitors .
The Government have set up another ” expert group “ to risk assess large public events on public health grounds .
This of course will delay a quick decision on the parade which in -itself is risking spreading the deadly virus as many float organisers will arrive in Ireland from next week to practice and plan out their roles in the parade .
As coronavirus starts to spread from Italy to Spain to France to Great Britain the delay in making a decision is a cause of great concern as it appears that the Government are more focused on the revenue associated with the parade rather than health issues.
The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in parts of Asia ,Europe and the Middle East and Ireland is not ready to contain it .
The St Patrick’s Day Parade must be cancelled and a decision on this cancellation should happen this weekend so that the 1000s of people involved in the parade have time to ensure that they are not at a loss and can consider getting involved in a parade at a later date .
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