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Lockdown looming New Covid-19 restrictions to be announced, Simon Harris confirms

The minister would not say what level of restrictions he believed would be announced but he said “Level Three has not worked”.

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Minister Simon Harris

Minister Simon Harris

Minister Simon Harris

New Covid-19 restrictions will be announced tomorrow, Higher Education Minister Simon Harris has said.

Mr Harris said the Government will act swiftly in introducing new measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Speaking on RTE’s The Week In Politics, the minister gave the first indication that new rules will be announced after the Cabinet meets tomorrow.

He said a number of issues will have to taken into account such as the mental health impacts of another lockdown and noted the rise in domestic violence during the last lockdown.

The minister would not say what level of restrictions he believed would be announced but he said “Level Three has not worked”.

He said the rising number of new cases and hospitalisations is “really concerning our health officials”.

The minister also said the new restrictions will be nationwide rather than county by county.

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