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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Covid-19 cases will reach 4,000 today or tomorrow – Varadkar

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has stated that Covid-19 cases will reach 4,000 today or tomorrow due to a backlog of unreported cases.

Describing the situation as “fragile, but it is stable”, Varadkar said that cases have “been heading that way and that there’s a backlog for unverified cases.”

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Although the Tánaiste said that these case numbers do not mean the same thing as they did last year, he warned that more restrictions cannot be ruled out.

He spoke on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland where he stated, “It would be reckless to do so, but I can say that it’s not our intention and we don’t expect to have to reimpose restrictions before Christmas.”

Varadkar referred to the booster vaccine programme, saying that it was going well but may need to be extended to cover those under the age of 60 with chronic conditions.

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He also praised the UK for authorising Merck’s Covid-19 pill.

In regards to the situation in Ireland, Varadkar reiterated that we would have to get through another winter “before we can say this pandemic is behind us,”.

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