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Up to 85,000 Irish people could die from coronavirus in worst-case scenario, Taoiseach indicates, as three more diagnosed

  • Ireland facing event 'unprecedented in modern times'
  • 24 coronavirus cases now in Ireland
  • One new case a health worker in the south
  • Relief that new cases not picked up in community


Up to 85,000 Irish people could die if coronavirus meets some experts’ worst case fears, the Taoiseach has indicated.

Leo Varadkar warned that it is possible that Ireland is facing events that “are unprecedented in modern times.”

It comes as three more people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in the Republic after coming into contact with other positive cases.

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