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New restrictions loom after highest daily Covid-19 surge since May

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Covid-19 Press Conf  Thursday 6th August...06/08/2020 Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group.pictured this evening  (Thursday 6th August) at a Covid -19 update press conference at the Department of Health.....Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Covid-19 Press Conf Thursday 6th August...06/08/2020 Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group.pictured this evening (Thursday 6th August) at a Covid -19 update press conference at the Department of Health.....Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Covid-19 Press Conf Thursday 6th August...06/08/2020 Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group.pictured this evening (Thursday 6th August) at a Covid -19 update press conference at the Department of Health.....Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The prospect of tighter Covid-19 restrictions looms following a worrying daily toll in new Covid-19 cases - the biggest surge since May.

The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) will today review yesterday's spike of 217 newly diagnosed people with the virus. The meeting of experts will judge if extra measures need to be stepped up at a local or national level to keep the spread of the virus under control.


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