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Specialists in favour of advising over-70s to go for a daily walk

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Paula McCadden, from Ballygall, receives her shopping from Community Garda Louise O'Sullivan. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Paula McCadden, from Ballygall, receives her shopping from Community Garda Louise O'Sullivan. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Paula McCadden, from Ballygall, receives her shopping from Community Garda Louise O'Sullivan. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Irish geriatricians are understood to have been consulted by the HSE and a majority of specialists who care for older people are in favour of advising over-70s who have been cocooning that they can go for a daily walk.

The views are expected to be fed into today's crunch meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team which will consider if there should be any relaxation of restrictions.


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