Concern over rise in Covid clusters in schools

 

There were twice as many clusters of Covid-19 linked to schools last week than the week before.

There were 25 last week, compared to just 12 during the previous seven days.

There were also 352 clusters in private households last week, which is down slightly.

Labour's education spokesman, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, says the outbreaks associated with schools are very concerning.