Head of the HSE admits the collapse of the contact tracing system last weekend shouldn't have happened

Paul Reid says a surge in demand and a lack of required resources led to thousands of people who tested positive for Covid-19 being asked to do their own contact tracing

He says follow-up calls are being made to those affected this weekend to assess the outcome of their calls.

Paul Reid says he regrets what happened:

John Sheehan is a Cork Councillor and GP in Blackpool.

Speaking to RedFM News, he says he's hopeful that level 5 restrictions will reduce the chances of the collapse happening again:

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