DUBLIN, October 14 (Hfrance.fr) - Ireland has expressed doubts about its intends to remove almost all COVID-19 restrictions next week due to an increase in cases, with Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe saying a full return of office workers is now unlikely.
Ireland has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world with 92% of adults fully protected but also one of the highest infection rates in Europe with around 400 cases per 100,000 people in the last 14 days.
With hospitalizations on the rise, although still well below peaks this year and finally ministers will discuss at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday whether this will increase intensive care needs ahead of the busy winter season.
After a Europe, the government had planned to let nightclubs open for the first time in 20 months from October 22, with more venues at full capacity, and a requirement to v accine certificates in bars and restaurants have plummeted. learn more
"Some of the restrictions that need to be lifted may not be lifted, of course they can. We expected them to numbers are increasing, the question is whether they are increasing to a level that means we have to reassess, "Foreign Secretary Simon Coveney told Newstalk radio station.
But he said the government was reluctant to walk away from the reopening plan.
Asked if there would be a significant return from workers the week pNext after the gradual reopening of offices last month, Donohoe said it was "a little less likely ".
Areas likely to 'being affected reacted with dismay.
"We have a full range of events, we have started working on these six that we It A few weeks ago we hired all our staff ... We are just devastated ", Ian Redmond, owner of Tramline nightclub in Dublin, told national television station RTE.
"I just want certainty. Tell us we can open or we can't open. Leaving it until the very last minute just isn't not fair. " Report from Padraic Halpin; Editing by Giles Elgood
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