Covid-19 latest: 432 new cases as Minister Noonan warns Christmas lockdown is still a risk

Carlow-Kilkenny Minister Malcolm Noonan says we are still in danger of Level 5 restrictions if we don't buy into current measures

A local Minister says we are still at risk of future Level 4 or 5 restrictions.

There are 432 new Covid-19 cases in the Republic and one more death, although high numbers are not being reported in Carlow or Kilkenny.

The government on Monday rejected the NPHET recommendation to put the country on the highest level of restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

But Junior Minister Malcolm Noonan has told KCLR that a full lockdown is still a possibility by Christmas if we all don’t buy into the current measures.