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Little Change Expected To Current Restrictions

The Taoiseach will announce later whether any Covid-19 restrictions can be lifted from next Tuesday.

The National Public Health Emergency Team meets this morning, and will issue advice to the government, which will then be discussed by Cabinet.
The death toll from the virus has risen to 1,232, after a further 43 people lost their lives, while the number of cases diagnosed since the outbreak began here stands at 20,612.
Chief medical officer Tony Holohan, who's already indicated he's against easing restrictions, says intensive care admissions are still too high.

It's expected for the vast majority of people there will be no change to the measures in place.
However, there is political pressure on to allow older people who are cocooning to get some outdoor exercise, to re-open DIY stores and to possibly allow people to exercise further than 2km from their homes.
There's also likely to be approval of childcare in the home for healthcare workers.
The Taoiseach will also announce a three phase roadmap for the eventual easing of the lockdown.


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