Earlier this year, the emergency legislation introduced during the Covid19 pandemic expired as covid19 was thought to be on the way out. However, according to the Irish Times, Government sources said the intention is now to draft legislation that could be passed quickly by the Oireachtas if it were deemed necessary.
The government sources reported that the new legislation being drafted is to prepare for an expected outbreak in the winter of 2022.
Covid testing numbers remain at between 35,000 and 39,000 per week, with a positivity rate of 35.2 per cent over the past seven days, according to official figures.
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