Taoiseach says the easing of most Covid restrictions on October 22 can’t be guaranteed

Health officials earlier briefed the government following a spike in Covid case numbers, with over 2,000 cases recorded today.

The surge has cast some doubt on the reopening plans.

Micheál Martin says the situation is concerning, and a final decision will be made next week:

“Presentations were made to officials and I received a briefing on that later this afternoon, in respect of the growth in the 7 day incidence and in terms of the pattern of the disease and affecting all age groups now at this stage. So that is a matter of concern, that’s what I’m saying right now. And therefore we have to feed that into whatever decisions we make early next week.”


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