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Harris Says It's "Highly Unlikely" Restrictions Will Be Relaxed After Weekend

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:47 AM - 7 Apr 2020



The Health Minister says it's highlu unlikely that restrictions on movement will be relaxed after the weekend.

They are due to expire after Easter Sunday.

The National Public Health Emergency Team is meeting today to discuss further extending the movement restrictions, but a formal recommendation won't be made until Friday.

Health Minister Simon Harris says it's highly unlikely they will be relaxed from Easter Sunday, as they are working:

"I think any kind of departure from the existing restrictions is highly unlikely – particularly when we know they are working. We are not going to do anything as a Government that will in any way jeopardise the lives of Irish people. We have got to stay the course."

The state's chief medical officer Tony Holohan says the public shouldn't be surprised if restrictions on work and travel are extended beyond this Sunday.

The death toll from Covid-19 in the Republic has risen to 174, after 16 more people were confirmed to have died from the virus.

There are now over 5,300 confirmed cases.



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