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Rare Diseases Ireland statement on Covid-19 and Cocooning

Rare Diseases Ireland CEO Vicky McGrath has issued the following statement on coronavirus and the importance of cocooning:

“As the impact of coronavirus continues to take its toll on daily life in Ireland, we are continuing our work at RDI to ensure that the needs of the community are met. Yesterday we issued a statement on the importance of cocooning – this is a life-saving measure, not just for the individual involved but for the wider community too.  Never before have we all been so responsible for one-another’s health and well-being.

We are monitoring the reaction to coronavirus across Europe and globally to understand what measures are being implemented in other jurisdictions and to ensure that we are doing everything possible to protect the vulnerable in our community.

If you have any particular issues or concerns, please do let us know.”

The full text of the statement can be downloaded here or on the

Rare Disease Ireland website at this link