Dr Tony Holohan is expected to return to his post as Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer next week.
Dr Holohan, who led Ireland’s response in the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic, took leave in July for family reasons.
He is expected to return to his role next Monday, the Irish Times reports.
Dr Holohan was the leading figure of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) during nightly updates on the Covid-19 crisis in Ireland and the national lockdown in March.
He temporarily stepped aside in July to care for his wife who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and is receiving palliative care.
Dr Ronan Glynn has been serving as acting Chief Medical Officer over the last few months.
While Donegal remains under Level 3 restrictions until 16th October and Dublin’s Level 3 in in place until 9th October, NPHET will meet today to discuss rising Covid-19 cases on other counties. Concerns have been raised about Cork, Galway, Roscommon and Monaghan this week.