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‘No reason to believe’ Ireland will enter a further lockdown due to Delta variant – Varadkar

Leo Varadkar has said there is ‘no reason to believe’ Ireland will enter another lockdown due to a Covid-19 spike.

The Fine Gael leader said Ireland will enter a fourth wave of the virus, driven by the Delta variant.

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He admitted that at the current time Government does not know how long it will last, or how bad it will be.

He said the country will get through a further wave by ramping up vaccinations, keeping restrictions in place and by introducing a vaccination pass for indoor dining.

“There is no reason to believe that we will be forced to go into a fourth lockdown because of the variant,” Varadkar said.

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On Tuesday, the Government delayed the reopening of indoor hospitality, and when it reopens will limit access to those who are vaccinated.

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