Leading Donegal GP Dr Denis McCauley has said the Government will have to be cautious about easing restrictions for indoor facilities because of the Delta Variant.
The Stranorlar-based GP was speaking following an upsurge of the Covid variant across the border in Derry.
Dr McCauley said Donegal GPs were seeing an “upswing” in upper respiratory infections among children.
However, he added that because of ongoing problems caused by the cyberattack on the HSE, they did not have full details.
What happened in Derry was usually replicated in Donegal, he said, adding that more cases will be seen in Donegal as the number of cases in Northern Ireland goes up.
Speaking on Morning Ireland Dr McCauley, who is chairman of the Irish Medical Organisation’s GP sub-committee, said he was cautious about the easing of restrictions for indoor facilities.
He warned that if the modelling indicated that there would be a surge in numbers then the Government would have to “be brave” and make the tough decision to defer.
He said indoor socialising should be limited if case numbers continue to rise.