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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

‘Time to hit the reset button’ ahead of October 22nd reopening – Paul Reid

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Health Service Executive (HSE) Paul Reid has said it’s time for the people to “hit the reset button” as cases and hospitalisations continue to rise.

There are currently 482 patients in Irish hospitals with Covid-19, which is an increase of 76 since Saturday.

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The number of people with Covid-19 in hospital has risen by 44% over the previous two weeks.

Reid said: “Time for us all to hit the reset button. 1. If unvaccinated, you’re at higher risk, resulting in a disproportionate impact. Do the right thing. 2. For the rest of us, time to do the basics well again.”

“Both of the above work.”

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The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is meeting today to discuss and assess the epidemiological situation in the country ahead of the October 22nd reopening plans.

NPHET will then advise the Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19, and Cabinet will finalise plans for reopening tomorrow.

It has been indicated by ministers that the Digital Covid-19 Certificate may be retained for indoor hospitality settings beyond Friday.

Likewise, the reopening of nightclubs may be required to use the Digital Covid-19 Certificate and may be opened on a staggered basis, according to indications by ministers and public health doctors.

IMAGE – Twitter/paulreiddublin

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