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