Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Acting Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn at Covid-19 briefing in Government Buildings
At Government Buildings.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin announces that the county of Donegal will move to Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions as of midnight tomorrow night for three weeks….
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Taoiseach @MichealMartinTD announces that Donegal will be moved to level 3 restrictions for three weeks, the county now has an incidence rate of 148 per 100,000, which the highest in the country. Wet pubs in Donegal will be allowed serve up to 15 customers outdoors #iestaff pic.twitter.com/pB2JjLRnOw
— Elaine Loughlin (@Elaine_Loughlin) September 24, 2020
Wow! The vintners have really gotten to govt.
Donegal Lockdown will still allow wet pubs to continue operating, in spite of NPHET advice 👇 https://t.co/gWIRxsNsRl
— nwl (@nwl88444048) September 24, 2020
Information provided to us by NPHET, we have seen a deterioration over the last week… 7 and 14 day incidence rates, hospital and ICU figures have all increased. Deaths thankfully remain low but are rising.
Louth Waterford Wicklow Cork Kildare and Galway also vulnerable
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) September 24, 2020
Meanwhile, Virgin Media One‘s Gavan Reilly asked Mr Martin about the rationale for the announcement that wet pubs in Donegal, on Level 3, can remain open, for serving 15 people outdoors, but wet pubs in Dublin can’t.
Mr Martin said the Government accepted advice from NPHET.
Mr Glynn said:
“NPHET recommended today that Donegal be moved to Level 3 of the framework which Government published and so the recommendation, or what will happen in pubs in Donegal is consistent with Level 3 of the framework.”
Mr Reilly asked Mr Glynn a further question which was not audible, but Mr Glynn replied:
“No, but there was a, there is a specific set of circumstances in relation to Dublin which the pubs have never been open, so…”
Previously: Sitting On A Tinder Box