Concern over Covid-19 incidence rate in urban areas like Galway City

Modesto Morganelli
Ottobre 16, 2020

He told reporters: "The co-ordination group will meet and after that Government will consider NPHET's advice, taking into account the public health implications, but also other implications too, around the impact on society, on the economy, on livelihoods, on mental health". "The situation is very serious and we will need further action in relation to this". "When we respond it will be a comprehensive response".

The advice is reported to be contained in a letter sent to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly.

The National Public Health Emergency Team has previously recommended the country move to level 5 restrictions.

Mr Varadkar said moving to level five restrictions would be "difficult" but did not rule it out.

The Fine Gael leader said a second lockdown during the winter months would be hard for both people and businesses.

"The challenge of being alone for a long long period of time is a very hard challenge socially".

Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal are now on level 4 restrictions.

As well as that, no more than six people from two households can meet outdoors.

However the government opted to move all counties to level 3 instead.

The recommendation follows stricter restrictions coming into effect across the country for four weeks.

The Irish government also made a decision to ban visits to private homes and outdoor gatherings of over six persons from more than two households in other parts of the country, which are now under a Level 3 response that prohibits people from non-essential domestic and global travels apart from a number of other restrictions.

All but essential retail outlets would be closed, and pubs, cafés, and restaurants would be allowed to offer takeaway services only.

The measures will remain in place until Tuesday November 10th.

Northern Ireland has had another record number of Covid-19 cases confirmed in the last 24 hours.

Of Thursday's cases, 288 were in Dublin, 173 in Cork, 123 in Meath, 97 in Galway, 63 in Cavan and the remaining cases were spread across all other counties.

As of 2pm today 246 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 30 are in ICU.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; "There is now a deteriorating epidemiological landscape across the EU".

NPHET's daily statement says that the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) has today been notified of three additional deaths related to COVID-19.

On Friday he urged the public to cut social contacts to "an absolute minimum".

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