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Lifting of Covid-19 restrictions should continue as planned, says health expert

Professor of Immunology at Dublin City University Christine Loscher has stated that the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions should continue as planned and that the focus should remain on mitigating the risks.

Loscher said that the increase in Covid-19 cases is not a surprise because many restrictions have been eased and people are mixing together more.

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Speaking on RTÉ Morning Ireland, Ms. Loscher said that the mitigating risk factors should include the need for Covid-19 vaccination certs for indoor activities, as well as a focus on mask-wearing and people mixing together more.

Describing the Delta variant as difficult to contain, she added that people are beginning to move indoors as we enter the winter months.

“Everything we do is about mitigating risk. We can’t get rid of Delta and New Zealand has proven that,”.

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However, Loscher said that the vaccines must be working because Covid-19 cases are not translating into hospitalisations and death.

Her comments come as Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced that he couldn’t guarantee that the easing of Covid-19 restrictions would take place on October 22nd.

This is due to concerns over the recent significant increase in Covid-19 cases.

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