A leading medical professor claims lifting restrictions on air travel could cause a second wave of Covid-19 cases.

The Aviation Recovery Taskforce believes the government should end the 14-day quarantine and lift border restrictions from next week.

The taskforce recommendations will be discussed at a meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team tomorrow.

The prevalence of the virus here remains low, with 10 new cases and three deaths confirmed yesterday.

Kingston Mills, professor of experimental immunology in Trinity College, says there'll be another spike if air travel resumes fully.

However, Fianna Fáil's transport and tourism spokesman, Sligo TD Marc MacSharry, is calling on the government to implement the taskforce's recommendations and restart the aviation business.



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