Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned that the worst of the pandemic could yet be ahead of us.
He said the new Covid-19 restrictions will be kept under constant review as the Omicron variant spreads across the country.
He was then questioned whether he felt the worst of the pandemic is ahead of us.
He responded: “It could very well be. Certainly, it’s that severity question that is unknown and the data simply isn’t there.”
Yesterday, cabinet agreed to close bars and restaurants at 8pm every evening until at least January 30th.
Government rejected a recommendation from NPHET to close hospitality at 5pm.
Further restrictions on capacity of indoor and outdoor events was also announced.
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