Calls for schools to reopen before September

There’s a call on the Education Minister to reopen schools earlier than September.

Dublin GP Aoife Ni Sheaghdha is making the call, saying it makes no sense to have the pubs open before schools.

She says there’s no medical evidence that children are super spreaders of Covid 19.

It comes as one more person has died from the virus and there are 77 new confirmed cases.

Cavan saw five new cases yesterday bringing it to 839, while Monaghan remained unchanged at 509.

Dr. Ni Sheaghdha who’s medical director of Trinity Clinic, says the schools should be gradually reopened: