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Ireland ‘will not panic’ over surging Covid-19 cases – Taoiseach

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has announced that Ireland will not panic as Covid-19 cases surge across the country.

However, he admitted that additional protection measures may now be required to tackle the virus.


Martin didn’t speculate on the measures that would be discussed by the government next week, however, he underlined the importance of booster shots and vaccine certificates going forward.

He also declined to comment on whether the October 22nd reopening would be postponed until case numbers decrease.

Martin stated that the government was presented with data this week that showed a different trend to the previous week, saying that it’s a “cause for concern”.


The government had originally planned to further ease Covid-19 restrictions on the 22nd of October, but doubts have been expressed about this date as a result of the surge in cases.

IMAGE – “Dáil Éireann – Election of Taoiseach – 27 June 2020” by Houses of the Oireachtas is licensed under CC BY 2.0


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