Ireland Is Now At A 'Crucial Moment' In Its Fight Against Covid-19

That's according to the Health Minister

Simon Harris' comments come as the first phase of the government's plan to ease restrictions comes into effect tomorrow.

Latest figures show 54 people are now being treated for the virus in ICU - down from 72 this day last week.

Meanwhile 92 new cases of the virus were reported yesterday - the first time the number has been below 100 in two months.

Dr Kevin Kelleher from the HSE says sticking to public health advice is key if the downward trends are to continue:

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