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Ireland is coming ‘close to suppressing’ Covid-19 – NPHET

Professor Philip Nolan has said Ireland is coming close to suppressing Covid-19.

The chair of NPHET’s Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group told RTE that “we’re in a good place” in relation to lifting the remaining Covid-19 restrictions on October 22nd.

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“There’s nothing in the numbers at the moment that would change the advice that NPHET would have given the government towards the end of August,” Nolan said.

“We’re fortunate with our very high level of vaccinations and frankly the very sensible manner in which each and every one of us is taking the precautions”.

“We seem to have come close to suppressing what is a very transmissible virus,” he continued.

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“I think we are going to be seeing cases of this infection for many months to come,” he said.

“I think it’s an important message here that people should not be fearful. I’m worried about people who consider themselves vulnerable, who may, at this point, still be really concerned about their own safety,” he continued.

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