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Dr Gabriel Scally has called on people not to go on a foreign holiday

Dr Gabriel Scally has called on people not to go on a foreign holiday

Dr Gabriel Scally has called on people not to go on a foreign holiday

A leading public health specialist in Northern Ireland has urged people here to "take a holiday from having a foreign holiday" and forget about travelling abroad this year.

Dr Gabriel Scally, a former NHS doctor and professor of Public Health at the University of Bristol, made the plea after the Republic's Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, warned holidaymakers not to venture overseas for a summer break.

Dr Holohan made the comment in response to concerns there may be a resurgence in Covid cases - some linked to foreign travel - in the Republic.