Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE at Dr Steevens’ Hospital for the weekly HSE operational update yesterday
“Transmission levels at the moment are frankly far too high” for schools to reopen, says Dr Colm Henry pic.twitter.com/zgPSs06BQg
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) January 22, 2021
Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE said it is tragic to be talking about school closures again and no one wants to see this protracted because of what children experienced during the first lockdown.
However, he said, transmission levels are currently ten times what they were in early December.
He said this needs to reduce to a much lower level “before we can add to additional risk by the mixing of crowds at school settings”…