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BREAKING: Further 54 deaths and 1,335 new Covid-19 cases have been reported by Nphet this evening

Covid-19: State restrictions set to tighten as Nphet warns of many more deaths

“The key concern is it is not realistic or achievable” Asked about a Zero Covid approach, @DeputyMcGrathTD  says NPHET have not recommended it, adding that the Zero Covid route is unrealistic | More:

Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn says they wouldn’t be discouraging anyone from taking Vitamin D supplements. NPHET will be looking at the issue of pharmaceutical measures for Covid-19 this week. | Read more:

Dr Ronan Glynn says they are keen that any change in terms of masks would ensure sufficient supply for people working in healthcare. NPHET will look at the issue of wearing medical masks, but the most important thing is to wear a mask. | Read more:

R number drops to between 0.5 and 0.8 - but NPHET warns this will be 'really difficult to sustain'

Dr Ronan Glynn says NPHET has recommended mandatory quarantine for international arrivals here, but it's up to politicians to decide if that can work.

NPHET officials have said that the measures to control #Covid19  are working, but that rates in the community are still very high, and more work is needed.

WATCH: NPHET briefing at the Department of Health on Covid-19 pandemic |

“The Nphet noted that in response to the emergence of variant strains, many EU countries have adopted more stringent travel policies ... to include combinations of pre-departure testing, quarantine requirements on arrival and post-arrival testing rules.”


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It appears that NPHET are briefing the media again ahead of its primary function of advising Cabinet causing speculation and worry. If this leaking continues, questions must be asked as to whether or not the body is fit for purpose in its current form.

Cabinet looks set to not accept latest NPHET advice to move country to Level 5 restrictions

Future NPHET member Saoirse currently stealing the hearts of the nation

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has recommended that the entire country moves to Level 5 for a period of six weeks

NPHET has recommended moving the entire country to Level 5 for six weeks

#BREAKING: Nphet recommends Level 5 restrictions for entire country for six weeks

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#BREAKING : NPHET has recommended the highest level of restrictions for the entire country, Level 5, in a letter sent to Government tonight

The Cabinet is to set to reject NPHET's recommendation to place the entire country under Level 5 restrictions. Every county will be placed under Level 3 instead.

#BREAKING : Government rejects Nphet calls for Level 5 but will introduce Level 3 Covid restrictions

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NPHET has recommended the highest level of restrictions for the entire country, Level 5, in a letter sent to Government tonight. It is expected that the three party leaders in Government will seek a meeting with the CMO tomorrow to discuss the letter |