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Country at risk of three more lockdowns if virus strategy doesn’t work

Philipp Hoevel, a lecturer in Applied Mathematics at UCC says the reopening of schools, universities and pubs will give the virus ‘too many chances’ to spread again

13th September, 2020
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If Ireland sees 1,000 cases a day, the government would have to reintroduce a national lockdown to bring it under control

Ireland could face three national lockdowns in the next year if regional restrictions fail to suppress Covid-19 outbreaks, a German modelling expert has warned.

Philipp Hoevel, a lecturer in Applied Mathematics at University College Cork (UCC), predicted that three successive waves could occur.

This would prompt heightened restrictions nationally if each wave reached a peak of 1,000 cases a day, he warned.

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