Cabinet To Hold Emergency Meeting Tomorrow To Discuss Rising Covid Numbers

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Cabinet To Hold Emergency Meeting Tomorrow To Discuss Rising Covid Numbers

The Cabinet will meet tomorrow in what has been described as an emergency meeting to discuss the rising cases of Covid-19 and hospitalisation numbers.

This will be the second time in three days that Ministers have met.

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said: “The reason Cabinet is meeting tomorrow is to look at the measures that are in place and to consider restrictions in light of the increasing case numbers and hospitalisations.”

“Essentially if you look around Level 5 versus before, retail is one of the big differences, gyms, leisure centres etc., home visits, the amount that can be allowed in terms of visits to the home, there are various ones like that in terms of where we are now compared to what would be a ‘full’ Level 5.”

The number of people who have died with Covid-19 in Ireland now stands at 2,205, while the cumulative total of confirmed cases is 86,894.

Pic:  Damien Storan