2.6 C
Ireland
Thursday, December 2, 2021

Individual action is the best way to tackle Covid-19 – Holohan

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan has stated that individual action is the best way to tackle Covid-19.

Holohan has called for people to continue abiding by public health measures to reduce the transmission rate of the virus.

-AD-

While speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Holohan stated that failure to implement mitigating measures would have resulted in every Covid-19 case possibly infecting six to eight other people while adding that the reproduction level is currently 1.25.

“We have a growing level of infection that need not happen. It is not inevitable that they will pick up this infection”.

He said that if we can get this behaviour as good as it can be, we can have an impact in terms of transmission while adding, “Government can’t make people do that.”

-AD-

“The important thing is, with due respect of Government, not what Government does at this point”.

He added that any improvement as a result of the restrictions introduced last week should begin to be seen this week, however, he noted that it’s unlikely that any significant changes will have happened.

IMAGE – PA Images

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 °