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Reintroduction of restrictions can't be ruled out due to Ireland's high incidence rates

Sep 15, 2021 08:09 By News Northern Sound
Reintroduction of restrictions can't be ruled out due to Ireland's high incidence rates Reintroduction of restrictions can't be ruled out due to Ireland's high incidence rates
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan
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The CMO says we'll remain dependent on rapid self-isolation, mask wearing, and robust testing this autumn and winter.

Ireland's high incidence rates of Covid-19 means the reintroduction of restrictions cannot be ruled out.

That's according to the Chief Medical Officer, who'll tell TD's and Senators our high vaccination rate alone is unlikely to suppress the disease.

He'll tell an Oireachtas Committee the trajectory of the virus is uncertain and we'll remain dependent on rapid self-isolation, mask wearing and robust testing this autumn and winter.

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Chair of the Irish Medical Organisation's GP sub-committee, Dr. Denis McCauley, says it's important to keep the CMO's comment on restrictions in perspective:

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