Parents advised to monitor children for Covid related condition

Parents are being urged to monitor their children for symptoms, as concerns grow over a new rare inflammatory syndrome, thought to be linked to Covid-19.

7 children here have already been investigated for the condition, called PIMS, while there are 230 suspected cases across Europe associated with the virus.

The inflammatory condition can cause fever, high temperature and has led to children needing ventilation in ICU to breathe.

16 more people with Covid-19 have died, meaning the death toll stands at 1,518, while there are just under 24,000 confirmed cases.

There are 473 cases in Donegal 128 in Sligo and 77 in Leitrim.

Dr Siobhan Ni Bhriain, , says parents and doctors should be aware of the symptoms of PIMS: