Investigation Into Ireland’s COVID Response To Be Announced Soon

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Both the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste have said that details of an investigation into the response of Government and civil servants to the pandemic will be announced in the coming weeks.

‘Reasonable Precautions’

Meanwhile, Ireland will need to use “reasonable precautions” like face masks to tackle Covid-19 for the foreseeable future, according to a public health expert Professor Anthony Staines.

Prof Staines says people need to continue to take care not to catch the virus – even after vaccination.

This includes ensuring firstly that they are vaccinated,  using good ventilation in indoor spaces, working from home, socialising outdoors where possible, wider use of air filtration and wearing of masks.

There were 1,175 confirmed cases in hospitals on Sunday with 49 people being treated in intensive care units.

Approximately 50% of hospital cases are people in hospital for other reasons but testing positive for Covid-19.

For updated and factual Public Health information and advice on COVID-19 Coronavirus, please visit hse.ie/coronavirus or call 1800 700 700

For the latest information on the Covid-19 Vaccine Programme, please visit hse.ie/covid-19-vaccine