Former Minister wants Covid-19 restrictions lifted in rural areas

A TD is calling for Covid-19 restrictions in rural areas to be relaxed to allow people there to return to work.

Denis Naughten, a former cabinet minister, says parts of the country with low rates of infection could be used as a testing ground for the easing of measures – so that there is a clearer picture when cities begin to return to normal.

Leitrim has one of the lowest number of cases nationally with 67, while Dublin has the highest with 9,751.

Speaking to Ocean FM news today, Deputy Naughten explained his rationale for easing some restrictions in rural areas: