The Irish Government is on track to lift the majority of remaining Covid-19 restrictions on October 22nd, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said.
A meeting of health officials this afternoon heard that Ireland’s epidemiological situation has taken an unexpected turn.
The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) will meet next week to assess the current situation in the country ahead of the planned easing of restrictions on October 22nd.
Coveney said the Government will wait and see what recommendations come through, but said the country is on track to ease the majority of restrictions next week.
“The message is clear, this pandemic is not over. We still have a lot of Covid in the community,” Coveney said.
“We also have a lot of protection … but that doesn’t mean that we can let our guard down”.
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