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The lifting of Covid-19 restrictions will be discussed in August – Taoiseach

An Taoiseach has said that the further easing of Covid-19 restrictions in September will be discussed in August.

Micheál Martin said there will be no “freedom day” as was the case in the UK, but that there will be a steady unwinding of restrictions.

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Last night, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Tony Holohan gave a positive update on the epidemiological situation of Covid-19 in Ireland.

The CMO gave a positive message, hinting at the possibility of lifting restrictions in September.

The Taoiseach said the easing of restrictions was not imminent, and that a variety of factors, including the vaccine rollout, will contribute to any decisions being made.

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“During August there will be three Covid Cabinet subcommittee meetings and we will engage with NPHET and public health advice with regard to forming a view as to how we move forward then in September,” the Taoiseach said.

“I think it’s steady as she goes, more or less what we said, what we’ve done and the consistent message for me has been we don’t want to go backwards.”

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