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Dr. Tony Holohan says country cannot cope with current social contact levels, claiming Ireland must take immediate action

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan has said the level of social contact now happening has increased to a level we cannot cope with as a country.

He has warned that Ireland must take immediate action to stop the spread of Covid-19 over the Christmas period.

The CMO urged members of the public to reconsider their plans and limit their social contacts in the next week to protect vulnerable members of society.

Holohan sent a letter to the Government last night recommending another set of new restrictions from Monday 28th December instead of the January 7th plan.

“We could find ourselves in early January experiencing levels of infection that begin to place public health at risk to the extent that it begins to impact on our ability to maintain the provision of really essential public services,” he said.

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