Editorial view: Clarity is needed at the end of a grim year

The continuing uncertainty over when businesses can fully reopen after months of inactivity is helping no one

27th December, 2020
Editorial view: Clarity is needed at the end of a grim year
Now we are facing into yet another lockdown, one we may have expected, but perhaps not so quick and not so severe

Hopes for a brief Christmas reprieve from the relentless nature of the Covid-19 pandemic were dashed last week in spectacular style.

In many ways, things couldn’t have gone worse in the week before Christmas. New Covid-19 infections grew at a speed described by health officials as “frightening”, while a new and seemingly more infectious strain of the virus was confirmed as already circulating in Ireland.

The identification of this new strain...

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