Elderly activist Paddy O’Brien has expressed delight that the country is not going into a second lockdown saying people have been psychologically affected by the previous restrictions that saw many become prisoners in their own homes.
Mr O’Brien said the measures being introduced were necessary and reasonable but said he was delighted that there was not a second lockdown.
“I know people who told me that if there was a second lockdown they weren’t going to go through with it. People were scared.” Mr O’Brien said that he knew a number of people who were depressed following the lockdown and said people have suffered as a result of the restrictions.
The elderly activist said that he thought the measures introduced were fair and did not impact on elderly people’s freedom to a great extent.
“The Government are asking everyone to play their part, everyone has a role to play, it has to be done.”