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Covid-19 Cases Reach 2,484 Today On Irish Mainland.

The Department of Health has confirmed 1,413 new cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours here in the Republic of Ireland.

There are 290 people in our hospitals who have tested positive for the disease, down 2 since yesterday. Of these, the number receiving treatment in our intensive care units has increased by two, rising to 67 patients.

In Northern Ireland, their Department of Health have confirmed 1,071 new infections over the past 24 hours, together with, sadly, 5 further Covid-related deaths.

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has recommended that the Government proceeds with its plan for a further lifting of restrictions from next Monday, Sept 20th. The requirement for children who are deemed to be close contacts of a confirmed Covid-19 case to be tested and to restrict their movements may also cease as at the end of September.

Abroad.
In France, thousands of health workers have been suspended without pay for failing to get vaccinated against Covid-19 ahead of a deadline this week.

In Greece, unvaccinated employees in the private and public sectors have had to be tested at their own expense once or twice a week, depending on their profession.

Vaccination continues to offer the best protection against the most severe effects of COVID-19, including hospitalisation and death.

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