Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan has stated that the further easing of Covid-19 restrictions may not be far away as the vaccine rollout continues to increase.
Holohan spoke at this evening’s NPHET meeting where he stated that around 2% of Ireland’s Covid-19 cases are currently ending up in hospital.
He noted that this figure would be significantly higher if it wasn’t for the vaccine rollout to which he described as making “great progress”.
As a result of the vaccine rollout progress, Holohan said that further restrictions could be eased in the coming weeks.
Holohan stated, “We think that the progress we are making as a country, in terms of vaccination in particular, will put us in a strong position,” while noting that each restriction should not remain in place longer than necessary.
Although Holohan hasn’t provided us with an exact date, he said that the country may not be far away from reaching a point where restrictions can be eased.
He added that the easing of restrictions will be determined by certain criteria being met and not necessarily a date.