Leading expert calls for schools to close a week early
Cases have surged among primary school children in recent weeks, but the government does not plan to bring forward or extend the Christmas holidays
Irish schools should close a week earlier to help curtail the coming Christmas wave, a leading epidemiologist has said.
Ivan Perry, a professor of epidemiology at University College Cork, has warned that cases could exceed 10,000 a day in January as the new variant, Omicron, becomes dominant in Ireland.
This comes as cases in primary school-aged children have surged in recent weeks as a result of the Delta-driven fourth wave. Children aged five to 14 ...