Covid-19 Evening Update
Here's a look back at today's Covid headlines
The second lowest number of daily Covid-19 cases this year has been recorded.
271 have been reported by the Department of Health today.
Over 3 million Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered here, according to the Health Minister.
Stephen Donnelly says the registration continues for people aged between 40 and 69.
Those in their 30s will be able to register towards the end of the month.
The Moderna vaccine may be authorised for use on adolescents in the EU next month.
The European Medicines Agency has started evaluating whether the Moderna jab can be used on 12 to 17 year olds.
Employers are being asked to make it as easy as possible for staff to get vaccinated.
Chambers Ireland wants businesses to tell staff they can have time off to get a Covid-19 vaccine if necessary.
It emerged recently that some employers were making staff take unpaid or annual leave for vaccine appointments.
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242 new cases of covid-19 have been confirmed by NPHET this evening
This is the lowest number of cases reported in a single day so far this year
President of the EU Commission predicting a good summer with EU Digital Covid Certificate
Regulations to give effect to the EU Digital Covid Certificate have been signed by the EU.
People over 50 can book Covid vaccine at one of 14 Boots pharmacies in Cork from tomorrow
The pharmacy chain says people can sign up for the Johnson and Johnson jab on their website.
UCC to take part in antigen testing pilot scheme
UCC is taking part in a pilot scheme of rapid Covid-19 antigen testing.
Government considering further travel restrictions with Britain
The Government will continue to consider possible travel restrictions with Britain amid fears surrounding the Delta variant.
Over 50s can now get vaccine from chemists
People over 50 will be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine from their local pharmacist from today.
315 New Cases of Covid-19
22 patients are in ICU
Tighter travel rules for travel between Britain and Ireland being considered
Longer quarantine periods for unvaccinated passengers are being looked at
Pharmacists to start administering vaccines tomorrow
Over 1,300 community pharmacists will start administering Covid-19 vaccines from tomorrow
Group that speaks for aviation workers is urging NPHET to reconsider antigen testing
Chief Medical Officer is opposed to the use of the tests for travel to and from Ireland, despite their widespread use in other countries
Public health expert says Government needs to act now to prevent Delta variant from spreading
It comes after 431 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed and 58 patients are being treated in hospital
Covid-19: Evening Update
Here's a reminder of today's Covid headlines