Political winter sets in amid uncertainty over new Covid variant

Inside Politics: Nphet meets today to consider new restrictions amid continuing high numbers

There is uncertainty about where we stand with the new Covid variant

There is uncertainty about where we stand with the new Covid variant

Yesterday was the first day of meteorological winter, weather forecaster Joanna Donnelly informed us on RTÉ.

It also felt very winterish politically yesterday with discontent being spread just about everywhere: on Joe Duffy, callers complained about the masks for primary school children; there was criticism too of the steep reductions that kicked in yesterday on the employee wage supplement scheme (EWSS); and there was a sense of foreboding that more restrictions will come after the National Public Health Emergency Team meets today.

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