Virologist warns of second wave once air travel increases

A leading virologist claims Ireland could experience a second wave of Covid-19 cases once air travel increases.

The recent trend of a low number of cases is continuing – with just three deaths and 14 new cases confirmed in the Republic yesterday.

In the north, there was just one death and two new cases.

But Lindsay Broadbent, a virologist in Queen’s University Belfast, fears there’ll be another surge in cases.

“The biggest risk factor for me is travel and air travel.

“When those things start to open back up again we could see an increase in cases again which could cause a second wave.

“There are still very high rates of infections in some countries, so if we have travellers coming from those countries it could cause a second wave of infections.”


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