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Government Aiming To Have Country Almost Fully Reopened By Mid-July

The government is aiming to have the country almost fully reopened by the middle of July. Speaking i...
Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

1:16 PM - 11 Jun 2020



Government Aiming To Have Coun...

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Government Aiming To Have Country Almost Fully Reopened By Mid-July

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

1:16 PM - 11 Jun 2020



The government is aiming to have the country almost fully reopened by the middle of July.

Speaking in the Dail this afternoon, the Taoiseach said they are conducting extensive work on the revised roadmap to help achieve this.

The country is only a few days into the second phase of reopening, and Leo Vardkar said that although "it is too soon to evaluate how Phase 2+ is going, the early indications are favourable".

He has stressed that "some measures such as public health advice and bans on mass gatherings, may need to continue for some time".

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the plan is still one of trying to suppress the virus, rather than mitigating it.

This comes after 19,364 tests were carried out in the past week.

As only 185 of those were positive, we have seen a positivity rate of less than 1% for the first time.

Leo Vardakar has noted that Ireland can't cut itself off from the world, and will need to open up eventually and risk importing cases.



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