A 'circuit-break' could still be possible according to the Tánaiste.
Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions are now in place across the country for three weeks.
People are asked not to travel outside their county, and eating inside restaurants and cafes is banned.
Last night, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told the Fine Gael parliamentary party that a short 'circuit-break' lockdown, like was proposed by NPHET at the weekend, is being considered.
Professor of Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, Mullingar's Kingston Mills, doesn't think the Level 3 measures are enough: