Covid-19 restrictions ‘likely’ to last longer than two weeks

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Restrictions due to the coronavirus are likely to last longer than two weeks, according to the Chair of the Health Service Executuve’s Coronavirus Expert Advisory Group.

Dr Cillian De Gascun, who is also the Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory, was speaking on RTÉ’s Prime Time last night.

Speaking on the same programme Prof Samuel McConkey said further restrictions on movement will depend on the increase in infections.

Chief Medical officer at the Department of Health Dr Tony Holohan said it is likely be up to two or three more weeks before we see a slower rate of increase in Covid-19 infections.

The 191 new cases of coronavirus infection confirmed yesterday was higher than expected.

-Noah Harte