Tánaiste says further restrictions not ruled out

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said the situation regarding Covid-19 is alarming and further restrictions cannot be ruled out.

Speaking on RTÉ’s This Week, Mr Varadkar said there is a strong case to say that the current restrictions should be left in place until those most at risk have been vaccinated, even if that means going into February.

He said additional restrictions cannot be ruled out, but that the current measures were only brought in on 30 December and must be given time to work.

Mr Varadkar said the current situation much more closely resembles the first wave of the disease rather than the second wave.

The Tánaiste said it could be stopped but people must stay at home to flatten the curve.

For more details see https://www.rte.ie/news/2021/0103/1187457-covid-19-restrictions/