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NPHET not expecting to recommend restrictions this week

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan has indicated to Opposition TDs that he doesn’t expect the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) to recommend further restrictions this week.

NPHET will be meeting on Thursday with Dr. Holohan hoping that the focus will be on evaluating existing measures but has not guaranteed anything.

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This afternoon’s meeting is believed to have painted a picture of a different situation but there was no sense of a sudden alarm.

Meanwhile, the virus and the question of other restrictions in the future was not discussed at Cabinet today.

Following the meeting, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said the possibility of subsidising the cost of antigen tests is still being examined but he hopes that it will be finalised soon.

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Taoiseach Micheál Martin stated that there is a role for regular antigen tests in households, however, he added that when people are symptomatic, they should get a PCR test.

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