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'Firms won't survive long lockdown', Leo warned as divisions open up in his cabinet

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Health Minister Simon Harris

Health Minister Simon Harris

Health Minister Simon Harris

There is a growing public divide over how to address the health and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic as the Government prepares to announce an extension of the nationwide lockdown.

The debate came into sharp focus at a Cabinet meeting yesterday where Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was warned by ministers about the devastating effect the virus is having on business and urged to lift social-distancing restrictions.


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