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No Longer Any Mandate For Covid Restrictions - Midlands Junior Minister

The government is currently considering advice from NPHET to lift almost all restrictions.

There is no longer a mandate for covid restrictions in Ireland, according to a midlands junior minister.

The government is considering advice from NPHET to lift almost all public health restrictions.

The three government leaders are meeting this morning, Cabinet is meeting at 3 o'clock this afternoon, and the Taoiseach is due to address the nation at 6 o'clock this evening.

The advice includes abolishing the social distancing rule, only using covid passes for international travel, and lifting curfews on hospitality.

Junior Minister Peter Burke says measures could be ended as soon as this weekend.

The Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael TD says the worst projections about Omicron thankfully never materialised:

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