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. 

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

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

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

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