Limerick shopping centre observing normal trading hours

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Major Limerick shopping centre observing normal trading hours

The Crescent Shopping Centre in Dooradoyle | PICTURE: SEAN CURTIN/TRUEMEDIA

BUSINESS trading hours at the Crescent Shopping Centre in Dooradoyle are to remain unchanged as things stand.

That’s according to the facility’s manager John Davitt, who said staff there are following all the government advice following the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Businesses across the country have closed down, or reduced trading hours in the wake of the outbreak - including pubs and bars.

It comes as 169 people have contracted the disease in Ireland.

Speaking to the Limerick Leader, Mr Davitt said: “We are doing exactly what the government is recommending and the HSE are recommending. We’ve put our own procedures in place. Shops are trading as normal.”

The Crescent Shopping Centre is the largest in the Mid-West region.

People are being encouraged as much as possible to protect themselves by keeping a distance of up to two metres from other people. Do not shake hands or make close contact if possible. Where possible, you should stay at home to slow the spread.

Anyone who has the symptoms of Covid-19 which include a headache and fever should self-isolate for 14 days.

Hands should be washed properly and often, while when coughing or sneezing, people are asked to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue, or sleeve.