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‘National effort’ required to avoid any further lockdowns – Coveney

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said it will require a national effort across the country to avoid any future lockdowns.

He claimed the country can avoid a return to more restrictive measures if people pull together and reduce the spread of Covid-19.

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Coveney said: “What we’re asking people to do to limit their social contacts to make sure that rooms are ventilated to wear masks when people are in crowds indoors and outdoors to work from home, when you can.”

“We will introduce restrictions if it makes sense from a public health perspective to do it. Nobody wants to introduce restrictions again. Of course, we don’t.

“But if we have to act, to protect society and to protect our health system and hospitals, then of course, we will do that,” he said.

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“We’ve spent about €8 billion on PUP payments so far. We will continue to support vulnerable sectors that are restricted due to decisions we need to make on Covid.”

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