From top: Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly getting his first jab last June; the Minister at the opening of Rathdrum Primary Care Centre, county Wicklow last Monday
Amid a ”sudden and unexpected* change” in the ‘behaviour’ of the Covid-19 virus that is causing “alarm” among senior public health officials and may see the lifting of restrictions postponed….
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly is self-isolating after experiencing mild symptoms of Covid-19.
He was forced to postpone his Budget press conference due at the Department of Health this morning where he was scheduled to appear before members of the media.
The Department of Health said today he “has experienced mild symptoms of Covid-19.
“As per public health advice, Minister Donnelly immediately self-isolated and arranged a test which has returned a not-detected result.
“Minister Donnelly will continue to follow the public health advice (including working from home) and encourages anyone who experiences symptoms of Covid-19 to self-isolate and get tested straight away.”
The minister is fully vaccinated against Covid-19 …
*except by tin foilers
Pat Kenny interviewing Varadkar just now says:
“After Oct 22nd the only bonus will be for the people who put us all in harms way. Making the rest of us look like eejits. Why no restrictions for the unvaccinated? Why should they…have this freedom?”
— Tweed Cap (@CapTweed) October 13, 2021
It’s sour grapes 🍇 All those who are vaccinated took it to go on holidays, done out and drink in pubs. The stimulus was not solely health based. So now they need bang for their buck. Not one of them is saying the unvaccinated should be punished because they spread covid! No one!
— Hilda (@Hilda54702855) October 13, 2021