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Further restrictions in future cannot be ruled out – Holohan

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan has stated that he cannot rule out further restrictions for the future.

Holohan stated that the reintroduction of restrictions may be required in the future.


The Chief Medical Officer will be speaking to TDs and Senators tomorrow at the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health, where he will be stating that we are seeing a “high incidence of Covid cases with the disease continuing on an uncertain trajectory”.

He added that case numbers have risen in primary school children but that case numbers have fallen in those aged 23 to 24 years old.

An opening statement from Holohan will note that there are significant case numbers in older vaccinated individuals.


Holohan also added that there has been an increase in the number of outbreaks in settings that are predominantly occupied by more vulnerable people such as nursing homes in recent weeks.

This comes as the Department of Health has been notified of 1,181 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

The number of people being treated for the virus in hospital stands at 309, with 60 receiving treatment in ICU.

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