Kildare, Laois, Offaly May Need To Stay In Lockdown For Up To 6 Weeks If There's Further Increase In Cases

Health officials have already warned a "significant" number of new infections could be reported over the next seven days.

The Cabinet sub-committee on Covid 19 is holding a virtual meeting today, with the recent spike in cases among the items to be discussed.

The increase has led to restrictions being re-imposed for two weeks in Kildare, Laois and Offaly.

But Tomás Ryan, an immunology professor at Trinity College Dublin, says the measures may need to stay in place for longer:

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