Dr David Nabarro of the World Health Organisation
The World Health Organization’s special envoy on Covid-19, Dr David Nabarro, wass speaking to the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19.
Dr Nabarro has said it is “highly unlikely” and “really surprising” that Ireland would go into total lockdown again – however local areas might see movement restrictions due to clusters.
He also said it is “reasonable” to suggest that commuters should wear face coverings to protect drivers and attendants.
Dr Nabarro, meanwhile, has advocated for face masks, and said while it is up to national governments to decide their policy on face coverings he wanted to encourage people to “take the advice super seriously and get into the habit of doing it”.
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At committee WHO’s Dr. David Nabarro says internationally 25% of Covid fatalities are from long term residential care settings, including nursing homes. In Ireland it’s 63%. Even accounting for Ireland’s higher counting approach, this is a stark comparison. pic.twitter.com/K9HER9bk9T
— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) June 11, 2020