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Public Shouldn't Be Surprised If Covid-19 Restrictions Extended - CMO

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:33 7 Apr 2020


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The state's chief medical officer says the public shouldn't be surprised if Covid-19 restrictions on work and travel are extended beyond this Sunday.

The death toll from Covid-19 in the Republic has risen to 174, after 16 more people were confirmed to have died from the virus.

There are now over 5,300 confirmed cases.

The National Public Health Emergency Team meets this morning to discuss further extending movement restrictions.

A formal recommendation will be made on Friday.

However chief medical officer Tony Holohan says people will know before then if the measures will remain in place;

"As the week goes on and our impression of where we are is increasing, either in one direction or another, I will kind of share that sense with you, so that whatever we arrive at on Friday, formally on Friday, won't be a surprise to you."

Meanwhile an update on Boris Johnson’s condition is expected this morning.

The British Prime Minister was admitted to Intensive Care after he started suffering from breathing difficulties.

He contracted the coronavirus a week and a half ago.

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