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RTE’s The Late Debate suspends broadcasting until February due to ‘Covid effect on staff and customers’

A POPULAR RTE performance has been canceled until February amid the chaos of Covid-19.

The Late Debate – hosted by Katie Hannon – will air for “a few weeks”.

RTE The Late Debate has been canceled until February due to Covid-19

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RTE The Late Debate has been canceled until February due to Covid-19Credit: Crispin Rodwell – The Sun Dublin
Popular show hosted by Katie Hannon

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Popular show hosted by Katie HannonCredit: RTE

A spokesperson for the show took to social media to share the unfortunate news.

They said: “We will be suspending broadcasting for a few weeks due to the impact of Covid on staff and guests. We will return in February.”

It usually airs on RTE Radio 1 from 10pm to 11pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night.

The show sees Katie host live debates, interviews, and analysis of political stories.

The show aired over Christmas on December 16 and hasn’t returned since.

Meanwhile, the leader of the Green Party Eamon Ryan today said he “wouldn’t be surprised” if half the population of Ireland had infected with the Omicron . variant of Covid-19.

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It comes after the World Health Organization said half of Europe will be infected with the Covid variant in the next two weeks.

The Green party leader told Newstalk breakfast: “We haven’t been presented with that modeling knowledge but I wouldn’t be surprised by the extent of that transmission.

“Given what we’re seeing every day, almost 20,000 cases in the last two weeks, and they don’t detect many other cases that are asymptomatic.”

But Ryan added that the main focus is not on the daily number of Covid cases.

The environment minister said: “The key indicator is hospitalization and how quickly people get out of the hospital and avoid being on ventilators.”

NEW TIPS

Meanwhile, the Government has signed the plan loosen the rules for close contacts Confirmed by the Minister of Health.

Stephen Donnelly presented advice from the National Public Health Emergencies Group (Nphet) to the Cabinet today and the changes to the isolation rules will now come into effect from midnight tomorrow.

Nphet has recommended that people who are considered close contacts but have had their booster vaccinations and have no symptoms do not need to be isolated for another five days.

People who have not received a booster shot should limit movement for seven days.

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