The Cabinet Covid-19 subcommittee meets today to consider introducing graduated fines to enforce Covid-19 restrictions.

The National Public Health Emergency Team wrote to Government last night to say they remain deeply concerned about the rising number of Covid-19 cases.

It has concerns, but did not recommend further restrictions following a meeting yesterday.

Meanwhile,  the Health Minister says he did not leak the information about NPHET asking for level five restrictions to be introduced last weekend.

Minister Stephen Donnelly was questioned in the Dáil last night, after it emerged he knew public health officials were considering upping restrictions  - long before some of his Government colleagues.

The Minister informed the Taoiseach of a potential move to level four before NPHET met on Sunday.

But Stephen Donnelly insists no one had mentioned the possibility of level five:


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