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HSE chief executive Paul Reid put the issue in the gravest terms imaginable. Photo: Collins

HSE chief executive Paul Reid put the issue in the gravest terms imaginable. Photo: Collins

HSE chief executive Paul Reid put the issue in the gravest terms imaginable. Photo: Collins

'If you had an option of throwing a life line, would you do it?" Tánaiste Simon Coveney's stark question sounded unsettling.

But the fact it had to be asked was profoundly disturbing.

He was critical of young people who are ignoring social distancing recommendations. Day in and day out, we are learning how the battle against this virus can only be fought with total co-operation.