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Further easing of restrictions may not be far away – Holohan

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.

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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.

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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.

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