The government has decided to hold two special meetings on Friday in the wake of the possibility of raising Dublin to the third level of the Kovid-19 alert plan over the weekend.
The latest report from the National Public Health Emergency Response Team (NPEET) will discuss whether the Cabinet subcommittee on Kovid-19, chaired by Taoist Michel Mart, will meet on Friday.
If the NPETE conclusions are negative, a full cabinet meeting will be convened on Friday afternoon to place Dublin on the third level of the Five Level Plan.
“If the numbers remain the same, it will only go one way,” a government source said.
The NPET will meet weekly on Thursday to discuss the latest data and evidence of the virus’s outbreak in Ireland and to suggest measures to prevent or prevent its spread.
If it is found that the infections in Dublin are not permanent and follow-up action is needed, preparations will be made for a cabinet meeting on Friday to take effect.
This means that Dublin and its population of 1.4 million will be subject to the strict control of the other 25 countries. Prohibition of social or family gatherings indoors or outdoors, additional restrictions on indoor dining, as well as urging people not to travel outside the country. No matches or events are allowed and spectators are not allowed in any of the games that take place (such as Elite GAA and Soccer Games).
As happened in Dublin this week, the decision may be made to revise some of the more stringent regulations.
It is not known whether the new oversight team, chaired by Secretary-General of the Government Martin Fraser, will discuss the findings of the NPEET mentioned in the new medium plan. Its membership and terms may take weeks to expire.
Earlier, Finance Minister Pascal Donohue said there was a strong “real” possibility of the government moving Dublin into third place in its plans to fight the Kovid-19 Pandemic.
Of the 254 cases confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPET) on Wednesday, 136 were in Dublin.
“I’ve been paying close attention ever since the end of April,” said Philip Nolan, chair of the NPET’s Epidemiological Modeling Advisory Group.
“If we do not interrupt the transmission now, bring it down to R-No. 1. Modeling shows that by October 16 there will be 500-1,000 cases per day, of which 50-60 per cent will be in Dublin.”
The latest figures show that the incidence of the disease in the capital is twice the national average.
In Dublin, with 1,401 cases, 104 cases per lakh were reported in the two weeks to Monday. Nationally, it is 53 per lakh. Dublin Northwest has the highest number of cases in the state at 152.2 per 100,000, while Sligo has the lowest at 9.2 per 100,000.
The Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. A.S.S., warned the government that the capital had become a reservoir of disease. Ronan Gleen was persuaded by these figures, which put the entire state in danger.
The government’s five-point Covid-19 scale continues in Dublin Level 2 and other parts of the state, but additional restrictions are expected to be announced and moved to County Level 3 next week.
Donoho said those living in Dublin who want to go on vacation elsewhere in the state should reschedule and those from Kandy who attend weddings outside the capital should reconsider it.
His colleague, Minister of Public Works Michael McGrath, said the public had not been instructed not to visit Dublin but should avoid it if it was not needed.
Both justified the government’s handling of the epidemic Criticism of its Medium Living with Kovid-19 strategy for not communicating clearly After being published on Tuesday.
Level 2 limits the number of visitors allowed in one house to six people from two or three other houses, 15 people can visit dot door from three houses, 15 people can do dot door sports training (excluding professional teams) and up to 100 people can watch sports events in dot door and 50 people indoors Can.
Level 3 restricts visitors to a home or garden, travel to your area or region except for work, education or necessities, attendance at weddings is reduced from 50 to 25, no indoor gatherings (including meetings, theaters, art venues allowed) Only physical training will be allowed, and visits to long-term residential care facilities, including nursing homes, will be suspended.
Do not travel
Donoho told RTE ‘s Morning Ireland that people should not travel outside the city or country until Dublin’s case numbers begin to drop.
He said he would lead the government on the advice of medical experts at all times and the National Public Health Emergency Response Team would give more advice to the government on Thursday. Then there is the “real possibility” of going to Dublin. Level three. He added that all decisions will be made with the aim of saving lives.
McGrath told RTE Today that the hospitality industry in Dublin is open and the city is open to business but the government is urging people to be vigilant and use their judgments.
He said the cabinet would not back down from making public health decisions that could be unpopular and that there was a clear possibility that Dublin would move to the third floor by this weekend.
“It’s difficult, it’s not easy, we’re all tired,” he said. “We all know the consequences if we don’t,” he said.
McGrath said the government’s decision to include Dublin in Level 2, but with additional restrictions, accurately reflects the NPET’s recommendation.
“It simply came to our notice then. We’re careful and detailed here. I do not agree with the exaggeration and exaggeration from some opposition voices in the last 24 hours (about how the pandemic is handled). ”
When asked about a case raised by Labor Dublin Finger TD Duncan Smith about a couple in his constituency, Donoho said that when he thought of a couple who were about to get married in Dublin, he would ask them to reconsider and not to leave Dublin. The minister also said that someone from Dublin should be rescheduled considering considering living elsewhere in the country. He said he expects providers to be flexible about investing in accommodation.
On Tuesday, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly justified Sean Comhail’s decision to suspend the deal process when he went to test the Kovid-19.
He said Dale was a workplace and subject to the same guidelines from the public. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
On Tuesday, the government should have clearly included Dublin in Level 2 or 3.