CHIEF chief medical officer Tony Holohan said he does not expect the current Covid-19 measures to be changed on May 5, with the death toll reaching 1,190.
Speaking at a press briefing last night, Dr. Tony Holohan said his advice would be “not to lift the restrictions.”
He said, “There are five or six days left by May 5, and we hope that we will continue to see progress. “
Yesterday, 31 other people were confirmed dead from Covid-19 in Ireland.
There are now 1,190 Covid-19 related deaths and 20,253 confirmed cases in Ireland.
Meanwhile, the Covid-19 government’s response will take center stage when the Dáil returns today.
Taoiseach and the ministers of health, agriculture and business, enterprise and innovation will all respond to questions from opposition parties.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Ireland “is not there yet” to ease lock restrictions.
He said the figures for ICU admissions, new cases and deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland “just aren’t good enough”.
Varadkar acknowledged that the public was “extremely frustrated” with current public health measures.
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