Varadkar: Good chance social distancing rule can be relaxed in Ireland
DUBLIN (Europe) – Leo Varadkar, the Prime Minister of Ireland, raised the prospect of relaxing the social distancing rules by half from two metres to one. This is the case if the coronavirus infection rate comes down further in a potential boost to restaurants and pubs which remains shuttered.
Ireland had one of the longest coronavirus shutdowns in Europe and its hospitality sector has called for the easing of the guidelines saying it could be the difference between some operators reopening or not.
“Before we can relax that rule and maybe reduce it to 1 (metre), which I know a lot of people would like, we just need to see the virus come down a bit more. We’re not at that point yet but I think there’s a good chance we get there, just not quite yet.”
– Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s Prime Minister
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