Dr Glynn yesterday warned that no county is safe from rising Covid-19 incidence rates.
Donegal and Dublin are currently under Level 3 restrictions. Dr Glynn has made a special plea to residents of Cork, Galway, Monaghan and Roscommon to break the chains of transmission to prevent similar semi-lockdowns.
Dr Glynn was asked about the next steps for Dublin and Donegal if case numbers stabilise. He said there would be no return to ‘normal’ for some time.
He said: “We have to be honest, we’re not going to have a vaccine, we’re not going to have a treatment, we’re not going to have any significant game changer for the next six months and the Government plan reflects that we have to live with this for the next six to nine months”.
Dr Glynn said there was an “ unbelievable amount of work going on in terms of treatments, vaccines, different types of tests. But we are not quite there yet”.
“I’m hoping that will evolve between now and Christmas but ultimately I think we are looking at a six- to nine-month timeframe here.”
Dr Glynn was speaking as 390 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed by the Department of Health yesterday. Twenty-two of those cases are in Donegal.