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Monaghan's Sam McConkey says it's too early to decide on reopening pubs

Jul 15, 2020 11:37 By News Northern Sound
Monaghan's Sam McConkey says it's too early to decide on reopening pubs
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An infectious diseases specialist from County Monaghan says it's too early to say whether the opening of pubs on Monday should be delayed. Cabinet

An infectious diseases specialist from County Monaghan says it's too early to say whether the opening of pubs on Monday should be delayed.

Cabinet Ministers are meeting this evening to consider moving to phase four of the easing of coronavirus restrictions.

But there are concerns due to the number of Covid-19 cases in young people, and the increase in the reproduction rate.

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Professor Sam McConkey, Infectious disease specialist with the RCSI says the 'R number' is a concern, but it's too early to make a decision on the delay of Phase 4:

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