Donegal gardaí highlight social distancing concerns after young man suffers severe asthma attack

Group of five included one who was supposed to be self-isolating pending Covid-19 testing

A young man suffered a severe asthma attack when socialising with a group of young people in Donegal at the weekend.

He suffered the asthma attack after the group was joined by someone who was supposed to be self-isolating pending a test for coronavirus.

The five young people were socialising over the weekend.

Gardaí in Donegal have highlighted the case to drive the message home that people need to take social distancing seriously. 

Taking to social media, gardaí said: “One, who was supposed to be self-isolating pending a Covid-19 test but was bored and decided to join his friends. One of these youths suffered a severe asthma attack. This action put the safety of the emergency services, and continued service to the public, at risk.”

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