Collins Avenue, Dublin.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris with staff members at the ‘COVID-19 Community Assessment Hub’ in Dublin City University.
Mr Varadkar said:
“On the issue of face coverings and I’m going to say face coverings instead of face masks because we want to make sure that face masks are preserved and protected for our healthcare staff and those who need us the most, but the issue of advising people to wear face coverings is under consideration at the moment.
“We are seeing what’s happening in other countries, certainly, but the science on this is equivocal. Some people will say it’s a good idea. Some people say it doesn’t make a difference. Some people say it’s a bad idea. So it’s not one of those straightforward decisions where the science tells you it’s the right thing to do or the wrong thing to do.”
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