Covid-19 Evening Update
Here's a reminder of today's Covid headlines
400 people have contracted Covid-19 in the Republic, and 7 infected patients are confirmed to have died.
There were 162 in Dublin, 61 in Kildare, 26 in Cork, 21 in Galway, and 17 in Donegal.
Two new walk-in Covid test centres will open in the city this weekend.
The two facilities at UCC and MTU follow concerns about student outbreaks.
The head of the HSE says it could be into early May before a quarter of a million Covid vaccines are being administered every week.
It's seen as a key target to ensure the government meets the aim of offering 80 per cent of adults a jab by the end of June.
Today, the millionth dose of a coronavirus vaccine was administered here - with up to 190 thousand due to be given out next week.
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There is a call on Government to immediately publish plan to get hospitality reopened here
The Vintners Federation of Ireland says pubs in the North have been told they can resume indoor drinking and dining on the 24th of May.
Ireland’s current Covid numbers are 'better than anything we could have hoped for a few weeks ago'
That's according to the Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn.
Vaccinated passengers will be allowed skip quarantine within days
It's after new advice from the country's top public health official.
COVID19 UPDATE: 8 New Deaths, 309 New Cases - 12 here in Cork
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
Wage supports set to continue beyond June
Ministers have stressed there will be no cliff edge end to the pandemic unemployment payments, or an austerity budget this year.
People in their 60s will be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine from today
A new portal goes live from 10am, with appointments bookable both online and by phone.
People arriving from US, Canada and France have to stay in a quarantine hotel for up to 2 weeks
They're among 16 countries that were added to the list this morning.
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Vaccine portal to register for appointments will open at 10am tomorrow morning
The HSE is asking people aged 69 to register tomorrow followed by the rest of the 65-68 year olds over the following days.
COVID19 UPDATE: 12 New Deaths, 431 New Cases - 17 here in Cork
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 12 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
Ireland will receive more than half a million extra doses of the Pfizer Covid vaccine this quarter
It's after the company agreed to supply the EU with an additional 50 million doses starting in April.
Health Minister faces criticism for mandatory hotel quarantine system
The Health Minister is being accused of mismanaging the country's mandatory hotel quarantine system.