2.6 C
Ireland
Thursday, December 2, 2021

‘Difficult’ few weeks ahead as health service under pressure – Glynn

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn has said the news few weeks will be “difficult for everybody”.

The National Public Heath Emergency Team (NPHET) has modelling which suggests Ireland will register upwards 200,000 cases of Covid-19 in December.

-AD-

However, Glynn said such an outcome is not inevitable.

“These people have not yet been infected. We can avoid this case load and ensuing impact on the health service by following basic public health advice,” he said.

“We are all understandably very, very tired of this pandemic. Time and again, we’ve asked you to take on board public health messaging and act for the collective good and time and again, the vast majority have listened to that message and responded.”

-AD-

“Unfortunately, we must now ask people to heed public health advice once again.”

IMAGE – Twitter/ronan_glynn

POPULAR

First US omicron case detected in California

The first confirmed case of the new omicron Covid-19 variant in the United States has been detected in California.

NPHET considers mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for healthcare workers

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is considering making vaccines mandatory for healthcare workers. The issue was raised...

Increase in primary school children contracting Covid-19

The number of primary school children contracting Covid-19 rose again last week. Last week, 6,077 five to twelve-year-olds tested...

Face masks ‘absolutely not required’ during PE or school yard breaks

Minister for Education Norma Foley has said it will be "absolutely not required" for children to wear face masks during PE or...
Ireland
overcast clouds
2.6 ° C
3.5 °
1.9 °
89 %
2.8kmh
86 %
Thu
7 °
Fri
10 °
Sat
5 °
Sun
5 °
Mon
7 °