NPHET has recommended the highest level of restrictions for the entire country, Level 5, in a letter sent to Government.
It is expected that the three party leaders in Government will seek a meeting with Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan to discuss the letter.
The recommendation is that the country could be put on Level 5 for up to four weeks.
There is much shock and surprise in Government at the recommendation and a view that no country has taken this approach except Israel, where the situation was worse.
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