The Cabinet Covid Committee will be meeting this evening to discuss what actions should be taken in response to the recent surge in Covid-19 cases.
This comes as Taoiseach Micheál Martin expressed extreme concerns on the latest data on Covid-19 figures and that “nothing can be ruled out” in regards to the Government’s response.
Speculation suggests that some of these new measures will be related to the Covid-19 pass and how it could potentially be extended beyond its current enforcement use for indoor hospitality, meaning the pass could potentially be extended to barbers, hairdressers and gyms.
However, it seems lockdowns are not being considered by the Government as leading immunologist Professor Luke O’Neill stated that they would be a “complete failure”.
O’Neill also called for stronger measures to be taken by the Government if ICU numbers surpassed 150.
It’s also expected that the Government will be considering actions such as encouraging people to work from home, expanding the booster vaccine campaign and a wider development of antigen testing.
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