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Ireland lagged behind in its response to Covid-19

University of Oxford research claims that Ireland is also less prepared than many European countries to exit restrictions imposed during global pandemic

29th June, 2020
According to the study’s scoring system of each country‘s readiness to relax lockdown restrictions, Ireland ranked ninth for its policy on controlling case transmission of the virus out of 27 EU countries

Ireland was slower than many European countries to implement restrictions after the declaration of a global pandemic, while official plans leave the country less prepared to exit them, according to new data from the University of Oxford in England.

The Oxford Covid-19 government response tracker, compiled by the Blavatnik School of Government, evaluated the implementation of 17 different policies across 176 countries, with the aim of providing “a systematic way to track government responses to...

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