Government ban NPHET from speaking in media without permission

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The government has banned scientists and doctors on NPHET from speaking in the media without permission.

Members of the crisis committee will have to get permission from the government press office first.

Relations are reported to have deteriorated between ministers and public health officials — with more claims that public health advice was leaked.

Hugh O’Connell, Irish Independent political correspondent, says the Taoiseach’s department is taking control.


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