An expert panel on Covid-19 nursing home care – will look at how the measures introduced to protect residents – have worked.
It’s expected scoping work on the study is due to begin next week – and will include looking at how other countries have dealt with outbreaks in residential care settings.
There have been 867 deaths in nursing homes from the disease – since the beginning of the outbreak.
However, Minister Simon Harris says – it won’t look at how older people are cared for in general.
Meanwhile – over 24,500 people have now been infected with Covid-19 in the country.
There were 4 new cases confirmed here in Clare yesterday – bringing the total number of cases in this county to 319.