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Q&A: Why lockdown is still a long way from over

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Q: There is no timeline yet for the ending of our coronavirus lockdown. But have we got some hint of what to expect with a pattern of 'stop-start' emergency measures in the months ahead?

A: The best insight emerged in a response from Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan when asked to put some schedule on our lockdown exit. He said this was not possible but what we will see over time is a relaxation in emergency measures. But the spread of the virus has to be kept under control and a deterioration would result in some or all measures being reintroduced.

Q: A big factor in exiting lockdown is that the growth in cases is suppressed dramatically, and intensive care admissions are manageable. What else is needed?


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