McGrath concerned at suspected COVID-19 outbreak in the Crossgar and Ballynahinch areas in County Down.
SDLP Health Spokesperson, Colin McGrath MLA has said that there must be a swift response to the suspected outbreak of COVID-19 in Crossgar and Ballynahinch.
The SDLP MLA said: “The virus has been a worrying development sweeping across the world and it is concerning to hear that it has spiked in the Crossgar and Ballynahinch area.
“This underscores the need for people to be vigilant and ensure that they are continuing to wash their hands and be observant of social distancing rules.
“While we have had many easements to the regulations that were in place to guide us through this pandemic it is apparent that it is still in our community and spikes can occur at any stage in any place.
“I welcome that the Department has moved quickly to isolate this outbreak and I would ask the community to be vigilant of further cases and to follow any official directions to try and contain this outbreak.
“Contact tracing is an important element and if anyone is asked to isolate they should do so immediately. It is through working together with the authorities that we will contain any spread.”
Mr McGrath added: “I wish all those who have contracted the virus a quick return to full health and hope they receive all the support from the Health Services to help returns to full health.”