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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Government ‘extremely concerned’ about rapid spread of Covid-19 – Taoiseach

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the Government is “extremely concerned” with the recent rise in Covid-19 numbers.

Martin said yesterday that nothing can be ruled out in relation to Covid-19.

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HSE CEO Paul Reid said that the situations in hospitals as a result of Covid-19 is “grim”.

The Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 will meet today to assess the Covid-19 epidemiological situation in the country. Cabinet will then meet on Tuesday to assess and discuss 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.

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“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.”

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

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