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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Respiratory viruses

This year
Chief medical officer has not advocated for a mask mandate, says Taoiseach
Chief Medical Officer Prof Breda Smyth has urged the public to wear masks on public transport and in crowded places.
Last year
Public urged by CMO to wear masks on transport and in crowds to reduce spread of viruses
Prof Breda Smyth said that wearing a mask is not just about protecting ourselves individually, ‘It’s for everyone.’