Nphet’s roadmap versus Government’s roadmap on cocooning.
— Philip Ryan (@Philip_Ryan) May 5, 2020
Francis Farrell, 91, right, chatting to her daughter Pauline Corrigan at her doorstep in Dublin’s Liberties last month
Health officials advised that over-70s should keep cocooning in their homes until August but were overruled by the Cabinet.
The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) recommended that cocooning advice for older and vulnerable people should remain in place for the next three months. The advice was included in the original version of the roadmap for reopening the country.
However, after a debate at Cabinet, ministers decided to remove the recommendation from the Government’s ‘Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business’.…
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern: “I was just looking at Ireland. Their stepping down is taking them through July before some people are back in work. Because we’ve been able to contain as we have, if we do it right, we’ll be back in quick step in getting the economy moving again.” pic.twitter.com/hrolRjUaDf
— Fintan Walsh (@FintanYTWalsh) May 4, 2020