Covid-19: Reasons for ‘hope & optimism’ in weeks ahead


The Deputy Chief Medical Officer says there are reasons for hope and optimism in the weeks ahead in reducing the spread of Covid-19.

This weekend marks a year since the first confirmed case of the disease in the Republic.

The 5-day average of new infections is now 644 - down from 835 two weeks ago.

Dr Ronan Glynn says the country's now in a much better place compared to this time last year: