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More restrictions may be needed before Christmas but Government will try avoid lockdown – Varadkar

Leo Varadkar has said further restrictions may be needed before Christmas as Ireland’s Covid-19 hospitalisations remain high.

He said case numbers are starting to plateau in Ireland.

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He said it would be a big mistake for Government to impose restrictions in the coming days to find out the country has already turned a corner.

The Tánaiste stressed the Government does not want to impose further strict restrictions.

Varadkar said: “I think we may need more restrictions heading into the Christmas period but I don’t think we need to be fatalistic about a return to any form of lockdown or even a ‘lockdown light’, and I think we should try to avoid that.”

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He further said behaviour changes people have been making in recent weeks have contributed to the reduction in the spread of the virus, as well as the vaccine booster programme.

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