WHO praise Ireland’s recovery from third wave

The WHO say Ireland’s recovery from the third wave of Covid-19 has been ‘strong and dramatic’ – but is warning of the danger of a fourth wave.



Dr David Nabarro, the WHO’s special envoy on Covid-19, says Ireland has rapidly improved after last month’s peak.


Yesterday’s figure represented the lowest number of cases in over seven weeks, there were nearly 7,000 this day last month.



Dr Nabarro said: “I think the Irish recovery has been strong. I look across Europe, the rate at which number of cases are declining, I also study rates of hospitalisation and I do see Ireland is in an exceptional position.”


He added: “This virus is capable of surging back with an incredible ferocity, having had three waves it’s quite likely there will be a fourth wave and that fourth wave will be much more likely and more serious if we take our foot off the pedal.”