Coronavirus: 54 new cases in Republic as Von der Leyen proposes travel freeze
Commission’s planned 30-day restriction on non-essential travel to the EU would exempt researchers and medics working to tackle the coronavirus
Fifty-four new coronavirus cases have been detected in the Republic, taking the total to 223.
It came as an estimated 140,000 people were let go after Covid-19 forced several sectors in Ireland into hibernation.
Social welfare assistance has been put in place for 70,000 restaurant workers, 50,000 pub and bar staff and about 20,000 crèche and childcare workers.
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Homeless charity’s frontline staff have yet to get vaccines
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Analysis: Vaccination effect is evident among older age groups
Despite hiccups in the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme, some 17 per cent of the population have received their first dose
Government should begin delayed dosing programme this week, O‘Neill says
If the British 12-week delay strategy were applied to Ireland, it could result in 80 per cent of the adult population being vaccinated with a first dose by the end of May