HSE CEO Paul Reid at Dr Steevens’ Hospital for the weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19.

This afternoon.

Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin.


NPHET has told the Government that it will become increasingly difficult to maintain the level of suppression of Covid-19 that has been achieved since the New Year.

Dr Tony Holohan advised the Minister for Health that NPHET expects a large number of additional deaths from the virus in the coming weeks.

In its letter to Stephen Donnelly on 21 January, NPHET said the country remains in a very vulnerable position despite great progress in recent weeks.

It warned that “we will all find it challenging to maintain the very low levels of social contact and adherence to social distancing and hygiene measures required to maintain suppression“.

NPHET concerns over maintaining level of virus suppression (RTÉ)


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  1. GiggidyGoo

    Is he getting at the Gardai for not being in control of, say, 200+ attending a funeral in Gorey with no masks etc. and the ensuing gathering in Enniscorthy with the same number. No social distancing. Or the 66 meat plant workers who no doubt have spread the virus in Co. Cork, or the 40+ in Bunclody who have done likewise. Or is he talking about the outbreaks in nursing homes and hospitals? Or the failure of Donnelly, and his predecessor, Harris for being way out of their depth. Or the half-taoisigh who don’t know what they’re doing?
    Or maybe he’s talking about the Ramsgrange funeral, which added hundreds to the figures in Wexford, the family of which Government-supporting TD Verona Murphy paid her respects to from her doorway, but didn’t tell the Gardai about the attendance figures, or the pub, or the marquee at the house?

    Keystone Kops.

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