Travel In Hope

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Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly (above) has said public health officials are concerned a big increase in international travel could see ‘a second wave’ of Covid-19 in Ireland

This morning.

Via RTÉ

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Mr Donnelly said the Government still plans to publish a “green” list of countries on 9 July, but no decision has been made on when it will be activated.

“July 9 is a decision that has been taken to publish a list.There may be a recommendation to Cabinet [on Monday] that that might change,” he said.

The minister said he understood that the issue is of great concern to people, who may have already booked holidays or who may be planning a trip abroad, and the National Public Health Emergency is meeting today on the issue.

Cases of Covid-19 in Ireland from international travel was at 2% for the last few months, but has risen to 17% in the last few weeks, he said.

Fears overseas travel could trigger second wave of Covid-19 – Donnelly (RTÉ)

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3 thoughts on “Travel In Hope

  1. Cian

    Cases of Covid-19 in Ireland from international travel was at 2% for the last few months, but has risen to 17% in the last few weeks, he said.
    Total cases in the last few weeks have been between 2 and 45; cases in the last few months have been 2 and 1068. If there are the same number of ‘international travel’ cases they will be a much higher percentage when the number of cases is low.

  2. John Smith

    Very true, Cian. Also, the daily report for today is as follows:

    How COVID-19 is spreading
    Transmission classification %
    Community transmission 35
    Close contact with confirmed case 63
    Travel abroad 2
    *All statistics measured at midnight on Monday 29 June.

    Apparently, there has been no change to the overall percentage and it might be expected that an increase to 17% for travel abroad over the last few weeks would have had some effect on the overall figures, even allowing for the mathematical effect relating to lower figures.

  3. dav

    Pat Kenny was blathering on about hundreds or thousands of leaving cert students going on holidays without offering any evidence.

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