National Public Health Emergency Team to meet today to decide position on wearing masks in shops and easing some restrictions from Monday

The National Public Health Emergency Team meets this morning, a day earlier than expected, to consider what advice it'll give on easing some Covid-19 restrictions from Monday.


They'll also decide their position on people wearing masks in shops and on public transport, before ministers sign off on the measures tomorrow.

10 more people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the death toll to 1,497, while there are 23,400 confirmed cases.

Later this morning, the HSE will set out its plan to improve contact tracing.

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan says this morning's NPHET meeting is being held early to give ministers time to consider their advice:

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