COVID outbreak fears have struck another north Dublin town after a video of young women speculating on which of their pals catches the killer virus went viral.
A TikTok video of a group of girls name-checking their pals and suggesting which ones will “test positive” has caused alarm in Skerries, with several locals contacting Dublin Live to voice both their concern and frustration.
It’s not known if the young women in the video are merely joking or serious, but their 55 second clip comes as two local sports clubs announced that they were taking steps to prevent any spread of the killer virus amongst its members.
Local GAA club Skerries Harps announced that it is suspending all activity of its Adult Ladies Football and Camogie teams as a precuation.
And this evening, Skerries Town FC also revealed that it was postponing all club activities.
Skerries Harps said in a tweet this morning: “Yesterday afternoon, the Club made the decision to suspend all activity for our adult ladies football and camogie teams teams until further notice.
“While none of our Club members have tested positive for COVID 19 at this time, we believe this is the appropriate course of action to take in the best interests of our Club members and the wider community.”
And this evening Skerries Town FC posted: “In light recent events in Skerries, we’ve decided to postpone all club activities until further information is made available for the club to further assess.
“We’ll update you as soon as possible. Please note this is a precautionary measure. There are no suspected Covid-19 cases in the club.”
The 55 second TikTok video, which shows seven young Dublin women each introducing themselves before saying who they expect to test positive for the killer virus.
One of the girls says: “All the girls just got tested for corona and we’re going to guess on who’s going to test positive.”
Alarmingly, another of the seven girls says: “I think that EVERYONE is going to test positive because I like to lick and share drinks with people when I’m drunk and I also tested positive so good luck.”
Another of the young women speculates that another pal will catch the disease, posting a photo which she claims shows the girl being licked on the face by another member of the group who she says “has tested positive”.
Local councillor Tom O’Leary made a reference to the incident this evening on his Facebook page.
The Fine Gael politician later told Dublin Live that the issue was “a private medical matter for the individuals concerned”.
He added: “I have every confidence in the HSE team and protocol that kicks in to deal with situations like this. Contract, trace, isolate.”
Last month, fears of a COVID outbreak in Sutton and Howth were heightened after local businesses – including an AIB Bank – announced they were closing as a safety measure to protect staff and customers.
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