Paul Reid, CEO, HSE in Dr Steevens’ Hospital at the weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19 this afternoon
Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin.
Speaking at the weekly HSE Covid-19 update, Mr Reid said there is a “natural urge to hug people and wish them a Merry Christmas” after spending time at a restaurant or a gastropub, but he warned this will pose “an extreme risk”.
He said he foresees three phases of risk, namely this weekend as restaurants and gastropubs reopen, the second being next week until 18 December when people can visit other households, and from the week of Christmas until the New Year being the third phase.
Mr Reid said the HSE will be “watching very carefully” during the third phase “which poses the highest risk for the HSE and health services” due to an anticipated level of inter-generational mixing.
Not inhumanly weird at all.