In devastating news to the hospitality sector, Micheal Martin has put stamped out any chance of restaurants and pubs reopening any time soon.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Raidió na Gaeltachta, Martin said that case numbers are far too high and that the Government and public health officials are particularly concerned about the emergence of new variants down the road.
“While I am happy that we are making progress with the vaccination programme. Any easing of the restrictions has to be slow and cautious because of the threat from new variants of the disease.”
“These variants are our biggest concern for managing the disease in the immediate future,”
“What the public health authorities are saying is that we stick with this until end of April, then we reflect on the situation and make decisions about the months ahead,” he said.
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