1,725 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland today

A Professor of Health Systems from DCU says the government should have introduced more effective measures before reopening:

The Department of Health has reported 1,725 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland today.

As of 8am today, 473 people were hospitalised, 97 of which are in ICU.

Anthony Staines, says ventilation and contact tracing should have been improved before restrictions were eased:

“So we’re thinking here things like more effective ventilation in pubs and restaurants are thinking about more effective ventilation in schools, more effective contact tracing, and effectively we’ve switched off contact tracing, completely in schools, and the level of contact tracing we’ve had really since the beginning the pandemic hasn’t been good enough to control the virus.”

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