January 21, 2021

Wicklow Covid cases surpass 700 mark, Taoiseach says no plans to ease foreign holiday restrictions

No new deaths have been reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) today.

A total of 17 new cases were confirmed at the latest daily briefing from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

It means the overall death toll as a result of the virus remains at 1,746. There are now 25,628 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the country.

Meanwhile the number of cases in Wicklow has surpassed the 700 mark for the first time.

The country recorded three new cases of Covid, bringing the overall number to 702, according to the latest copunty-by-county breakdown.

Meanwhile, Taoiseach Micheál Martin today said the Government will continue to be “cautious” when it comes to international travel.

The Taoiseach said it is still too early for holidaymakers to return to Ireland without having to quarantine.

Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show, Mr Martin said the Government is concerned by a possible second wave of the virus.

He added: “In terms of people coming in to Ireland, the advisory and the quarantining still remains and it’s under constant review. Why? Because there’s a lot of international volatility with this virus, we’ve seen a spike in numbers. We’re very concerned about that.”


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