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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Uncertain and challenging weeks ahead – Taoiseach

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has forecasted the coming weeks to be uncertain and challenging while speaking to a meeting of his parliamentary last night.

He described the latest virus projection from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) as worrying while adding that the feedback from ICU was concerning.

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NPHET projected that 200,000 people could contract the virus in December while Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan said further surges in Coivd-19 cases and hospitalisations were preventable.

Martin told his party colleagues that almost 400,000 people have now received a booster dose while adding that a substantial amount of those most at risk of being hospitalised will get a booster dose.

Minister Heather Humphreys told a Fine Gael meeting that the country was capable of administering 220,000 booster vaccines a week.

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

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