Advertisement
COVID-19: 452 New Confirmed Ca...

News

COVID-19: 452 New Confirmed Cases In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

06:24 30 Jun 2021


Share this article


There have been 452 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

The latest available figures also show there are 44 people in hospital with the virus - 14 of those in ICU.

The Department of Health says the daily case numbers may change due to a future data review.

It comes amid continued criticism of the Government's decision to delay the return of indoor hospitality.

Fianna Fáil TD for Carlow-Kilkenny John McGuinness has accused Cabinet Ministers of 'not doing their job properly'.

He also specifically criticised Health Minister Stephen Donnelly for 'bad' and 'poor' management.

He says: "I thought it was a very poorly communicated decision, and I have witnessed the various ministers that sit around [the] Cabinet table now trying to push the blame towards Tony Holohan and others running for cover.

"When in fact, they could have and should have discussed this more openly with Tony Holohan and with their colleagues in Cabinet."

"When the Minister for Health came out as part of this announcement and said that we now have to have a conversation with the sector, quite frankly I was just shocked at that statement.

"Having a conversation now with the sector after you've just closed them down again is just poor management, it's bad management and it shouldn't happen."

While earlier, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar suggested there were only two options available to Government.

He said: "We can use those three weeks to develop plans for a corona pass, which let’s not forget may pave the way for the reopening of not just indoor hospitality but indoor sports and live events [as well] even if there is a Delta wave.

"That’s one of the things that maybe isn’t fully understood about the decision and advice from yesterday. Option one is to not reopen indoors until we have herd immunity - and who really knows when that will be. We’d hope it would be September, but maybe not.

"Now we have this option to use a corona pass… and potentially never having to lock down again."


Share this article


Read more about

Coronavirus Covid-19 New Cases

You might like

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Big Ride Home With Brian M...

The Big Ride Home With Brian Maher

16:00-19:00

Share

Up next

The Fix with Leanne Hanafin

The Fix with Leanne Hanafin

19:00-22:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night...

The Sound of the City at Night with Karl Dawson

22:00-00:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-07:00

Share

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Rebe...

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Rebecca and Brendan

07:00-10:00

Share

Suzanne Kane on 98FM

Suzanne Kane on 98FM

10:00-13:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Bar...

The Sound of the City with Barry Dunne

13:00-16:00

Share

The Big Ride Home With Brian M...

The Big Ride Home With Brian Maher

16:00-19:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on