Tuesday October 27, 2020

New study says Ireland’s Covid-19 restrictions most stringent in Europe

Ireland scored as the highest of 30 European countries, according to the most recent data

27th September, 2020
A deserted Dublin Airport: Ireland has imposed comprehensive restrictions to try to get the coronavirus pandemic under control. Picture: Getty

Ireland’s Covid-19 restrictions are the most stringent in Europe, but the risk of transmission if society were to reopen still remains average, according to a new University of Oxford study.

The Blavatnik School of Government assessed the stringency of each country’s response to Covid-19 as well as their “risk of openness” – the risk each country faces if the government were to adopt an “open” policy stance – meaning no policy measures to...

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