The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has reiterated an appeal to people to adhere to movement restrictions, aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19. 

The organisation say that it it's depending on the public to continue social distancing and maintain efforts to limit movement outside their homes. 

It says this is necessary to minimise the risk to frontline healthcare workers, by reducing the transmission of the virus and lessening pressure on hospital capacity.

Donna Hyland, an INMO representative in Co. Mayo, said nurses had been hugely moved by the levels of public support shown in recent weeks.

She said it was now vital that people stayed the course and worked to further cut the rates of transmission. 

Around 90 healthcare workers at Mayo University Hospital have tested positive for Covid-19 in recent weeks. 

Latest data shows a total of 365 confirmed cases in Co. Mayo. There are concerns locally about the rate of infection, particularly given the relatively sparse population levels in many parts of the county