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Growing strain behind the showdown over Level 5

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Dr Tony Holohan. Picture: Colin Keegan

Dr Tony Holohan. Picture: Colin Keegan

Dr Tony Holohan. Picture: Colin Keegan

Dr Tony Holohan dropped the bombshell public health advice into the lap of Government last Sunday, dispersing months of pent-up tension along with flying shrapnel.

The chief medical officer wrapped up the meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) last Sunday evening with agreement from the 40-odd members on what to recommend to Government: an urgent move to the red-hot Level 5 restrictions to quell the rising spread of the virus.


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