Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the Government is “extremely concerned” with the recent rise in Covid-19 numbers.
Martin said earlier today that nothing can be ruled out in relation to Covid-19.
HSE CEO Paul Reid earlier said that the situations in hospitals as a result of Covid-19 is “grim”.
Cabinet will meet on Tuesday to assess the epidemiological situation in the country, as well as advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).
However, the Taoiseach noted that the country is in a much different position as a result of the high level of vaccination in the public.
“The evidence internationally is that the third dose is quite impactful – more impactful than the second dose, it’s being said. Our data from the over-80s already, who’ve had the booster, is encouraging in that respect.”
“But we also have to comply with existing guidance and also individually and collectively reduce socialisation.”
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