A sign of what’s to come for the UK? Ireland’s top medic claims cancelling Christmas social plans is ‘RESPONSIBLE’ as fears grow that Britain may need an Xmas lockdown because of Europe’s worsening Covid crisis

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  • Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Hollohan says workplaces should consider canceling Christmas parties
  • The country decided to extend the ban after Austria and the Netherlands reimposed restrictions
  • No10 has set its winter ‘Plan B’ on fire, but Boris Johnson warns of ‘storm clouds gathering’ in Europe

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Canceling Christmas plans is a ‘responsible decision’, Ireland’s top medic claimed today as fears grow that the blast crisis in Europe could force Britain to impose restrictions this winter.

Starting tomorrow in Ireland, all hospitality businesses, including nightclubs and pubs, will be forced to close at midnight, expand the use of COVID passports, and people will be advised to work from home where possible.

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As the country decided to extend restrictions due to a surge in infections, Europe once again became the epicenter of the pandemic. Both Austria and the Netherlands have already reimposed restrictions, and Germany is considering tightening sanctions.

Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Hollohan said it would be up to businesses and individuals to organize Christmas parties or meet during the festive period.

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Asked whether people should cut back on socializing, he said: ‘People make such decisions as a way to reduce their risk and risk to their loved ones and their friends and family. are.

‘These are responsible decisions. Decision anyone who doesn’t want to make it this time of year, of course. We all understand the importance of Christmas, especially in this country. For me, they are responsible decisions that people are taking now.

No10 has repeatedly rejected pleas to implement its Plan B, which would see similar measures being imposed on Ireland. But Boris Johnson has acknowledged that a complete lockdown may still be on the cards if cases rise.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, the PM warned of ‘stormy clouds gathering in parts of the continent’ and warned that the country cannot become complacent.

Ireland will reimpose Covid restrictions from Friday amid a surge in cases, as the Taoiseach refuses to move forward as infections rise

Ireland will reimpose Covid restrictions from Friday amid a surge in cases, as the Taoiseach refuses to move forward as infections rise

COVID deaths in Ireland are still well below the highs seen during the first and second waves, but have been on an upward trend since the end of the summer

COVID deaths in Ireland are still well below the highs seen during the first and second waves, but have been on an upward trend since the end of the summer

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Boris Johnson warned of

Canceling Christmas plans is a 'responsible decision', Ireland's chief medical officer Dr Tony Hulahan (pictured) claimed today as a storm of cases in Europe raised fears the UK might follow suit in imposing restrictions this winter. could

Canceling Christmas plans is a ‘responsible decision’, Ireland’s chief medical officer Dr Tony Hulahan (right) claimed today as a storm of cases in Europe raised fears the UK might follow suit in imposing restrictions this winter. could. Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Boris Johnson (today, pictured left) warned of ‘storm clouds gathering in parts of the continent’.

After Ireland decided to extend restrictions due to a surge in infections, Europe once again became the epicenter of the pandemic.  Both Austria and the Netherlands have already reimposed restrictions, and Germany is considering tightening sanctions.

After Ireland decided to extend restrictions due to a surge in infections, Europe once again became the epicenter of the pandemic. Both Austria and the Netherlands have already reimposed restrictions, and Germany is considering tightening sanctions.

What are the new restrictions being imposed in Ireland?

Ireland has become the latest European country to reimpose COVID restrictions amid a surge in cases as winter sets in.

Starting tomorrow, all hospitality businesses including nightclubs and pubs will be forced to close at midnight, the use of COVID passports will be expanded, and people will be advised to work from home where possible.

Household contacts of people who test positive on a PCR will also be forced to self-isolate for five days even if double-jaded, and will be allowed to go out only if they test negative on three different antigen tests. will be allowed.

Ireland leads Austria and the Netherlands in curbing Covid as Europe has once again become the epicenter of the pandemic.

While Ireland’s current restrictions do not extend to Austria – whose government has been accused of ‘vaccine apartheid’ after locking the unaffiliated inside their homes – Taoiseach Michael Martin has refused to go any further.

“It remains to be seen whether these measures will be enough to stem the tide of infections and hospitalisations,” he said in an evening address to the nation.

‘We are not ruling out any further measures, we will review them.’

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Mr Johnson said: ‘A new wave of coronavirus continues to spread across Central Europe and is now affecting our closest neighbors in Western Europe.

‘We don’t know yet to what extent this new wave will hit our shores, but history tells us we can’t afford to be complacent.’

Speaking about how people in Ireland should act on top of the new restrictions today, Dr.

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