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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Recent spike in Covid-19 cases ‘very concerning’ – Taoiseach

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in Ireland is “very concerning.”

Martin further said there are no guarantees that restrictions will not be reintroduced as a result of the rise in cases and hospitalisations.


He went on to say that the use of antigen testing is increasing and if people “collectively remain cautious we can avoid the need to have a backward return to restrictions”.

The Taoiseach said that “no one can guarantee anything”, but Ireland is in a much better position than last year as a result of vaccines.

Yesterday, the Government approved NIAC’s recommendation to extend booster vaccines to healthcare workers.


The approval came as upwards of 3,500 healthcare staff are off work as a result of Covid-19.

mRNA vaccines – Pfizer or Moderna – will be given to healthcare staff six months after their initial vaccination, and either vaccine will be administered regardless of the initial vaccine received.

IMAGE – “Dáil Éireann – Election of Taoiseach” by House of the Oireachtas (CCBY2.0)


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