Galway Bay fm newsroom:
People in Galway have been asked to take personal responsibility for their actions in the fight against Covid-19.
Director of Public Health Medicine at HSE West, Dr Breda Smyth, has issued an appeal to the public – reminding people that the coronavirus crisis is not over.
It comes as new statistics show the number of people who were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the Republic increased last week for the first time in over two months.
6 more deaths from Covid-19 and 23 new cases were confirmed last evening – with all confirmed patients being under the age of 45.
Meanwhile, the reproductive rate of the virus has risen to at, or above, 1 – meaning each confirmed case of coronavirus is infecting at least 1 other person in the community.
Dr. Smyth is advising people in Galway to remember the fundamentals of regular handwashing, cough and sneeze etiquette and social distancing.
As we enter the second weekend of July, Dr Smyth says it’s important to limit social interactions.
Director of Public Health Medicine for HSE West, Dr Smyth, is also urging the Galway public to download the HSE Covid tracker app.
NUIG to make student timetables available by end of month
Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway is to finalise timetables for students by the end of the month as the university prepares to reopen.
The university received guidance on the reopening of third level in recent weeks and is now examining the roll-out before the September reopening.
NUIG President Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh says feedback has found students are keen to have an in-person experience as well as the online mode of learning.
First year students are expected to begin on campus on September 28th with an induction process likely to take place the previous week.
Professor Ó hÓgartaigh says there will be an on-campus experience as well as online learning while adhering to public health guidelines….
City Hall opens book of condolence following death of John Hume
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway city council has opened a book of condolence following the death of John Hume.
The remains of the former Nobel peace prize winner will be removed from his home in Donegal to Saint Eugene’s cathedral in Derry this evening.
Mr. Hume passed away in the early hours of yesterday having suffered from Dementia for some time.
He was awarded the freedom of Galway city in 1999 in appreciation for his work in the promotion of peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.
A funeral mass will be held for the 83 year old tomorrow in accordance with public health guidance.
A book of condolence will be opened at City Hall this morning and will remain open until Friday afternoon.
Galway West TD Eamon O’Cuiv told Keith Finnegan on Galway talks John Hume did a lot for the country – often against the odds….