Mid Ulster Council chairman issues plea to public over Covid guidelines

The Chair of Mid Ulster District Council has once again appealed for the people of the district to follow the COVID-19 guidelines.

Speaking at Council’s monthly meeting in March, Councillor Cathal Mallaghan noted more than 6,700 people have died on the island as a result of COVID-19.

The Chair said it was good news that infection rates appear to be falling but noted Mid Ulster was “sticking stubbornly high” near the top of the infection rate per Council area table.

“This month’s meeting marks the passing of 6,700 deaths from COVID-19,” he said.

“Thankfully the numbers seem to be slowing down and it was wonderful to see that yesterday [Wednesday, March 24] our neighbours in Fermanagh and Omagh recorded no new cases of COVID-19.

“This is a very impressive record given how much we have been watching the statistics over the past 12 months.

“I sincerely wish Mid Ulster was in the same position but we seem to be sticking stubbornly high at the top of the league table when it comes to the councils here.

“I just want to ask the public to please continue to stick to the public health guidance.”