Cillian De Gascun: ‘It won’t be a traditional Irish Christmas. We just can’t afford to do that again’

Combination of people going to restaurants and pubs before Christmas followed by intergenerational mixing over the holidays would be a disaster, according to key Nphet member

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
29th November, 2021
Cillian De Gascun: ‘It won’t be a traditional Irish Christmas. We just can’t afford to do that again’
If more restrictions on hospitality are to be avoided, then Covid-19 hospitalisations and ICU numbers will have to fall, according to Cillian De Gascun. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Covid-19 hospitalisations and ICU numbers will need to fall significantly from their current levels if restrictions on the likes of hospitality are to be avoided in the run up to Christmas, according to Cillian De Gascun.

“People need to be cognisant of the fact that it won’t be a traditional Irish Christmas,” the director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory and member of the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) said.

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