Taoiseach says full lockdown may not be the most effective way to battle coronavirus

Leo Varadkar has suggested a full lockdown of the country will not be the most effective way to tackle the Coronavirus.

The government is to hold discussions with park operators today after large numbers of people gathered in public spaces over the weekend.

There's been lots of criticism towards people who flocked to parks and beaches over the weekend - many not observing social distancing, however there's no plan at the moment to shut public spaces and parks. 

And the Taoiseach has suggested that a full lockdown of the country might not even work.

"If you have a very sharp lockdown and reverse it, the virus might come roaring back.

"What you need is a comprehensive strategy involving social restrictions, social distancing, testing, contact tracing, and isolation of those who test positive."

 

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