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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Evidence of people reducing social contacts as Covid-19 cases rise – Minister Ryan

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has said there is evidence to indicate that people throughout Ireland have begun to cut back on social activities and reduce contacts as Covid-19 cases rise.

He said there has been a visible response from the public following last week’s implementation of new restrictions.

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“A lot of people have reacted to the decisions last week,” said Ryan.

“A lot of people have cancelled events and have held back so actually I think that was a signal to the country that a lot of people have taken up. We are reducing our socialisation, reducing our contacts.”

“I think we said at the time and I think it’s good medical science; wait three weeks to see what exactly is the consequence of that – quite a significant change that occurred last week in the country,” he continued.

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He further said the Government will wait and see how the epidemiological situation evolves over the coming weeks before imposing more restrictions.

IMAGE – “Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan” by The Green Party / Comhaontas Glas is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0/Wikimedia Commons

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