December 3, 2020

LATEST: Waterford among 395 new cases of virus, Tánaiste warns ‘too soon’ to book flights home for Christmas

One more person has died after contracting the coronavirus as 395 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.

It brings the overall death toll as a result of the virus to 1,965. There are now 66,632 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the country, according to the latest daily briefing from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPTHET).

The breakdown of the latest cases is as follows: 132 are in Dublin, 31 in Cork, 27 in Donegal, 27 in Limerick, 27 in Galway with the remaining 151 cases are spread across 18 other counties, including five more infections in Waterford.

The latest cases were confirmed as Tánaiste Leo Varadkar advised people not to book flights home for Christmas yet.

Speaking in the Dáil, Mr Varadkar said it was “too soon” for people to book flights returning to Ireland.

Mr Varadkar said: “I think in terms of people booking flights for Christmas to come home, I’d advise them not to do that at the moment. I know that’s difficult, I know that’s tough, but Christmas is six weeks away and it is too soon now for people to be booking flights to come home.”




Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating, and He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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