One Virus Expert Says Reopening Schools Is Likely To Increase The Covid-19 Transmission Rate By 30-40%

Professor Gerry Killeen says it would be "more than enough" to cause exponential growth of the virus

624 new cases of the disease have been confirmed, along with two further deaths. 

On Friday, officials at the Department of Education told principals all primary and secondary students would return to their classrooms after Easter.

Professor Killeen of UCC says there's clear international evidence that's a major risk to take:

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