Staff at the Mater Hospital in Dublin have gathered to applaud the Irish public this morning.
They showed their appreciation to everyone who is staying at home and helping to slow the spread of Covid-19.
Medical staff included doctors, nurses, paramedics and members of the public took part as well.
FRONTLINE GARDAÍ HAVE JUST TWO WORDS FOR YOU All-THANK YOU: Medical, nursing, paramedical & other Frontline hospital staff, gathering outside the Mater Hospital Dublin this morning. Thank you is never enough from your Frontline colleagues in AGS. #Gardaí #Mater #HeroesOfCovid19 pic.twitter.com/pQaMG3VYc0— Garda Review (@GardaReview) April 9, 2020
Meanwhile, a leading hospital consultant has revealed that 70 doctors and nurses have been infected with Covid-19 at Cavan General Hospital.
Laura Durcan, Vice President of the Irish Hospital Consultants, told RTÉ Radio 1's Today with Sean O'Rourke programme that dozens more medical staff are in isolation.
She said it includes more than half of senior medical staff, and almost half of the surgical team.