A leading medical professor claims lifting restrictions on air travel could cause a second wave of Covid-19 cases.
The Aviation Recovery Taskforce believes the government should end the 14-day quarantine and lift border restrictions next week.
The prevalence of the virus here remains low, with 10 new cases and three deaths confirmed yesterday.
The number of cases remains at 667 in the North West. Leitrim has now gone 17 days without a news case of Covid-19, while Donegal is now 10 days without a newly reported case and Sligo 7 days without any fresh cases.
Kingston Mills, professor of experimental immunology in Trinity College, says there’ll be another spike if air travel resumes fully.
Fianna Fáil supports the taskforce’s recommendations – its transport and tourism spokesman is Marc MacSharry