Covid-19: Evening Update

The main stories from today.

There are 529 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic. 86 patients are in hospital with the virus. 28 Covid patients are in intensive care, which is the lowest figure since before Christmas. 


The green light has been given to reduce the time between administering doses of the Astra Zeneca Covid vaccine from 12 to 8 weeks.


The Deputy Chief Medical Officer says the return of events like Electric Picnic depends on vaccinations and variants through the summer.


The Deputy Chief Medical Officer is urging people to gather safely this weekend, and stick to all Covid 19 guidelines.

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