Minister Defends Decision To Delay Phase 4

A cabinet minister has defended the decision to delay phase 4 of it’s roadmap out of lockdown.

45 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday, including one additional case in Clare, bringing the total in this county to 398.

No new deaths have been reported, though 14 people are being treated for the virus at hospitals across the country, including one patient at University Hospital Limerick.


Eamonn Ryan says the numbers are the reason why Cabinet decided against moving forward.

Younger people are to be targeted with specific Covid-19 messages directed at them.

The National Public Health Emergency Team has recommended more communication with younger people about the virus, due to the number of recent cases in people under 45 years old.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ronan Glynn says more needs to be done to get the message home to younger people.