Monday November 23, 2020

Christmas is coming, and Covid-19 can’t stop it

Despite the rise in cases over the past week, TDs and senators know people are already making plans for December 25 after being promised a celebration

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

22nd November, 2020
“People think you’re more likely to get Covid-19 from a stranger, but it is often a family member,” a government source said

There is no way that the government can cancel Christmas at this stage. Right at the start of this lockdown, Micheál Martin, the Taoiseach, held out the prospect of some form of Christmas in his address to the nation. There have been regular signals since, particularly as the Covid-19 case numbers went down during the first two weeks.

Now the rise in Covid-19 infections over the past week has raised doubts, but TDs...

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