Monday October 26, 2020

‘You would need an army, probably bigger than our army’ to keep up with contact tracing — Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste tells Dáil tracers are trying to get in touch with the contacts of 1,000 people testing positive for Covid-19 each day, many of whom have at least six or seven close contacts

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
15th October, 2020
Leo Varadkar signalled that the next round of planned cuts to the PUP – in April – might not go ahead. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

There were no complaints in the Dáil about the cabinet’s decision to impose additional Covid-19 restrictions on three border counties.

At Leaders’ Questions, Pearse Doherty, the Sinn Féin finance spokesman, said that the public health advice had to be followed in his home county of Donegal, which is now under level 4 restrictions along with Cavan and Monaghan.

Leo Varakdar, the Tánaiste and Minister for Business, said that he...

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