Government must release all data behind lockdown decision – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Families, Health, News, Older People, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on the Taoiseach to publish the data used to make the decisions on the lifting of the Level 5 lockdown from next week.

“This information is not only vital so people understand how these decisions were made but, more importantly, to see how this virus can be controlled in communities and homes so we don’t have to face into any further lockdowns in 2021,” stated Denis Naughten.

“This data must also be used to reform the current five level restriction model, which is clearly not fit for purpose as we are now again looking at a level 3 plus. This is proof enough that these levels need to be completely revised with the aid of this information”.

“Over the last month I have been consistently reassured by An Taoiseach that Government is utilising all the contact tracing data collected from over 70,000 positive cases. This information can be used to tell us who, where and how people are getting infected with Covid-19.

“This information and the data behind it, must now be put into the public domain.

“Furthermore, we need to ensure that we now have a robust contact tracing system which can identify sources of infection quickly and have people and their close contacts isolated before this virus spreads to the community,” concluded Denis Naughten.


Watch the discussion with An Taoiseach earlier this week here: