Simon Harris says further restrictions will be announced this afternoon

The Health Minister says further restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19 will be announced this afternoon. 

The National Public Health Emergency Team met this morning and has made a series of recommendations. 

Cabinet Ministers are meeting now to discuss the advice, which is likely to impact on travel and social activity.

Speaking on the way into Government Buildings, Minister Simon Harris says there will also be an update on existing measures, including schools.

"There'll be an update on all existing measures that are in place, and indeed any new recommendations from the Public Health Emergency Team.

"It's very important that today is seen in the context of the massive national effort that is underway, the huge sacrifices that the Irish people are making, in trying to do the right thing, in trying to keep their family, their community and their country safe.

"And what Government wants to do is support that effort."


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