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Local Senator says extension of emergency Covid powers until February is correct decision

Nov 5, 2021 14:11 By News Northern Sound
Local Senator says extension of emergency Covid powers until February is correct decision Local Senator says extension of emergency Covid powers until February is correct decision
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The emergency covid powers were due to end next week.

A local Senator says the government was correct to extend emergency Covid powers until February of next year because case numbers remain stubbornly high.

They were due to end next week, but in a vote on Wednesday night, TDs backed a three-month extension by 82 votes to 44.

The legislation requires vaccine passports and face-masks to continue to be used in certain settings, and gives gardai enforcement powers.

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Senator Joe O'Reilly told this morning's Joe Finnegan Show that hospital figures necessitate the continuation of these powers:

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