Some Nursing Home Residents Will See Family Members For The First Time Since March Later This Month

It follows the Governments announcement of speeding up the easing of restrictions yesterday

Visits are to be allowed from June 15th, but only in facilities where there is no Covid-19 outbreak.

Indoor visits once a week by two people will be allowed, with only one visitor present at any one time, and must be pre-arranged and last less than half an hour.

A further 28 cases of the virus have been confirmed, bringing the total to 25,163, while the death toll stands at 1,670, after a further 7 people died.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, says the time is right to begin nursing home visits again:

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