Taoiseach Micheál Martin has urged the public to keep socialisation down to reduce the further spread of Covid-19.
He made the comments as he said nightclub owners and other venue owners who flaunt Covid-19 regulations are damaging society.
Martin reiterated his claim that some businesses are “not playing by the rules” and urged them to change in a bid to stop the spread of the virus.
“I would ask people to think again, because they’re damaging the entirety of society and our approach,” he said.
“Every effort will be made obviously to alleviate the pressures within our health service because of the fourth wave and the impact that it’s having.”
“In parallel with that of course, the booster campaign is being rolled out, and over half a million people now, by the end of today, will have received a booster vaccine,” he said.
“I think collectively if we keep socialisation down, we can limit the spread of this virus.”
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