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Covid-19 Updates: Fri. 28th May 2021 – 467 New Virus Cases.

The Department of Health this evening has confirmed there have been 467 new additional virus cases reported here within the Irish Republic; with same case numbers subject to future data validation.

An Tánaiste Mr Leo Varadkar has stated that over 70% of the population will be vaccinated by the end of June and more than 60% of the adult population will be fully vaccinated by the end of July.

There are 99 people with Covid-19 remaining in hospital today in the Republic of Ireland, and of that number 38 are in ICU’s.

Meanwhile, the government has approved measures that will allow for the further reopening of the hospitality sector this summer season.
As and from June 2nd, hotels can reopen followed by outdoor service at restaurants and pubs from June 7th.
On July 5th, bars and restaurants will be able to serve customers indoors again; while non-essential international travel is expected to resume on July 19th next.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has given the thumbs up for the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to be given to 12 to 15-year-olds. Same is the first vaccine to get the green light for children within the European Union.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:00pm this evening, now stands at well over 169.06 million confirmed cases, with global deaths at well over 3.51 million.

Please Do Continue To Behave Responsibly In Order To Protect Each Other.

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