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NEPHT says schools are contributing to rise in Covid 19 cases

Apr 23, 2021 08:04 By Shannonside News
NEPHT says schools are contributing to rise in Covid 19 cases NEPHT says schools are contributing to rise in Covid 19 cases
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The chief medical officer says 'riskier' activities by a small number of people may be spreading Covid

The full reopening of schools appears to be contributing to an increase in cases of Covid-19.

That's the message from the National Public Health Emergency Team, as 617 new cases were recorded yesterday.

NPHET says it's noted a rise in cases among 13 to 18 year olds.

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The chief medical officer says 'riskier' activities by a small number of people may be spreading Covid.

He says this could put the majority of the population at risk of the virus.

Dr Tony Holohan says people need to stick with the Covid restrictions.

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