The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) has recommended the highest level of restrictions for the entire country, Level 5, in a letter sent to Government - according to an RTE report this evening.
The report adds that it is expected that the three party leaders in Government will seek a meeting with the Chief Medical Officer tomorrow to discuss the letter.
It is understood that a lengthy Nphet meeting held to discuss the deteriorating Covid-19 situation took place this evening.
There is real concern about the high level of new Covid-19 cases being reported on a daily basis.
A return to a lockdown could yet emerge.
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