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“Hopes for end to restrictions as 11,683 cases logged”

The Department of Health has been notified of 5,767 additional PCR-confirmed cases of Covid-19, as well as 5,916 positive antigen tests registered through the HSE portal. The number of people in ICU is 93. There are now 979 people in hospital with the virus. It comes...

“Cabinet expected to receive advice on close contacts”

The Cabinet is expected to receive advice from public health experts on Wednesday that will examine the possibility of easing restrictions for close contacts. If the rules are changed it would be followed by engagement with employers and an updated communications...

“Nphet decides not to recommend further Covid restrictions”

Health and court services struggling with staff shortages as Omicron peak nears No new restrictions are being contemplated by the Government after it received the latest letter from Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan on Thursday night. The National Public...

COVID live updates: 27,325 news cases on the island of Ireland

December 31  Ireland's Department of Health has reported a further 20,110 new cases of Covid in the Republic today with 682 of these in hospital with 86 of these patients in intensive care. Northern Ireland has recorded 7,215 new Covid cases.  Ireland's Chief Medical...

‘Follow the spirit’ of new Covid guidelines – Holohan

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has said that the new restrictions beginning today will substantially cut the volume of total social contact across society if people follow "not just the letter but the spirit" of the guidelines. Dr Holohan said that "it is now...

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