update: All hospitals in #Cork
in Cork have now implemented strict visitor restrictions in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.
In a statement tonight, the HSE said the restrictions have been introduced with immediate effect across the South/ South West Hospital Group.
The hospitals are: Cork University Hospital; Cork University Maternity Hospital; University Hospital Kerry;
University Hospital Waterford; South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital Mercy University Hospital Bantry General Hospital; Mallow General Hospital.
In a statement, the HSE said: "This is in the interest of patient care and in order to prevent the spread of infection. Anyone with any queries about visiting times or visiting a particular hospital should ring the respective hospital directly.
"We regret any inconvenience caused to patients and relatives by these necessary measures. All infection control measures are in place and every effort is being made by each hospital to manage and contain the spread of infection.