The Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has warned that the public must reduce their social interactions following a rise in Covid-19 cases.
Speaking at the National Public Health Emergency Team briefing, Dr Holohan said that NPHET have become concerned with the recent rise in cases.
He said that the rise in cases can be attributed to social gatherings such as Christmas parties and funerals.
The Chief Medical Officer also said that the country could see a substantial increase in cases in January which could ultimately lead to further hospitalisations and further threat to life.
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