Saturday November 28, 2020

Analysis: How well has level 3 worked?

Early data for Dublin where the policy has been in place for almost a month, ‘seems to suggest it is not going to be effective enough’ to reduce case numbers

19th October, 2020
Under level 3 citizens were asked to remain in their own counties, new measures expected to be announced later today will be more stringent. Picture:

The Level 3 restrictions imposed in Dublin in September appear to be stabilising the spread of Covid-19 in the county, but not yet consistently reducing it.

According to an analysis by the Business Post, the growth rate of the virus in the capital has halved since the new restrictions were introduced on September 18.

In the week before level 3 was implemented, the average daily growth rate was 6 per cent. In the week between...

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