Analysis: Government has exceptionally tough call to make on Level 5 restrictions

Choose not to follow Nphet’s advice and this comes back to haunt you if deaths rise — or follow its recommendation, which then has severe repercussions for huge swathes of the population

5th October, 2020
Analysis: Government has exceptionally tough call to make on Level 5 restrictions
Tony Holohan, the returning Chief Medical Officer, will today meet with senior government figures. Picture: Sam Boal,

Throughout his short time as Taoiseach, Micheál Martin has placed great stead in following “public health advice”.

Each time the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) has made a significant recommendation, his government has largely implemented it.

Kildare, Laois and Offaly were placed into a local lockdown. Dublin and Donegal were put under Level 3 restrictions.

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