Varadkar plants seeds of hope for easing of restrictions

Taoiseach says the government will learn from other countries‘ experience but refuses to give details of what lifting the lockdown will entail

22nd April, 2020
Varadkar plants seeds of hope for easing of restrictions
A man exercises in Dublin‘s Memorial Park during lockdown. The government is expected to reveal its plan to start lifting restrictions soon. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Leo Varadkar was paraphrasing Winston Churchill a few weeks ago when he said “never will so many ask so much of so few” while referring to the frontline health service staff battling Covid-19.

Since then, the success of the lockdown restrictions in general terms has resulted in less cases of the disease and, so far, the health system‘s emergency response appears to have coped well. Mistakes have been made. The crisis has had...

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