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No consideration given to reopening hospitality sector before mid-Summer, says Taoiseach

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has stated that there will be no consideration given to reopening the hospitality sector until mid-Summer.

With the emergence of new variants, the Taoiseach stated that the government and public health officials are too concerned about the high Covid numbers.

Although Mr Martin is happy with the vaccination programme and how it’s progressing, he warned that any easing of restrictions will have to be achieved in a slow and cautious manner.

In terms of reopening the hospitality sector, he stated, “What the public health authorities are saying is that we stick with this until the end of April, then we reflect on the situation and make decisions about the months ahead,”.

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