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Health Officials Planning To Roll Out New Colour-Coded System

It would be based on the status of the virus in each county.

The Health Minister says more localised lockdowns may need to be introduced to stop a spike in Covid 19 cases.

Health officials are planning to roll out a new colour-coded system based on the status of the virus in each part of the country.

It'll be used to assess if restrictions need to be re-imposed in some counties, similar to the measures in Laois, Offaly and Kildare.

Minister Stephen Donnelly explains how the new system would work:

Paul Moynagh, professor of immunology at NUI Maynooth, thinks the government needs to be more imaginative than re-imposing restrictions:

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