Over 2000 Irish people ask for help from government to get home from abroad

Over 2,000 Irish citizens have asked the Government for help getting home in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

Officials have described the situation as fast-moving and volatile.

Over 2,000 citizens across 86 countries are seeking assistance to return to Ireland.

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170 Irish citizens were repatriated from Perth on a flight yesterday afternoon.

The group includes a number of Irish medics returning home to work in the health service.

The Government says its working around the clock to help a number of citizens trapped in Peru.