Government will consider possible acceleration of lifting restrictions

The government will consider accelerating the lifting of restrictions if the number of new cases continues of Covid-19 to decline.


Some aspects of phase 4 on July 20th could be brought forward to phase 3 on June 29th.


The Irish Times’ report comes after another four people with coronavirus died in the Republic, bringing the death toll to 1,608.


57 new cases have been confirmed and the total number of positive tests has reached 24,639.


The latest number of cases in the North West currently stands at 689. There are 478 in Donegal, the number of cases in Sligo continues to stay at 129 and at 82 in Leitrim


UCC professor Gerry Kileen says the current approach to flatten the curve before the virus is eliminated isn’t the way forward: