Covid-19: Evening Update

Here’s A Reminder Of Today’s Covid Headlines

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COVID-19 UPDATE: 1,828 NEW CASES

198 people with the virus are in hospital; an increase of nine on yesterday’s number.

33 of these patients are in Intensive Care; up three on yesterday.

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Two walk-in vaccination centres will be operating in Cork tomorrow.

The vaccination centre at Mallow GAA Club will be open for walk-ins from 11 o’clock to 3,

While Clonakilty GAA Club Centre will operate a walk-in clinic from 1pm to 3pm.

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The head of the HSE says rising cases of Covid-19 still pose a real threat, despite 77 percent of adults fully vaccinated.

Paul Reid says the country is at “a key juncture” in its route out of the pandemic, and walk-in vaccination centres will play a key role this weekend.

It’s after figures given to the Cabinet sub committee on Covid yesterday suggested hospital figures could double by the end of the month – up to 400.

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The parish priest of Knock says parishes will carry out ceremonies with the highest degree of commitment to safe procedures.

It’s after the Government decided to allow communions and confirmations from September, depending on the public health situation then.

It says it’s noted the concerns of church leaders about the guidance relating to religious ceremonies and will engage further with them in the coming weeks.

Rector of Knock Shrine, Father Richard Gibbons, says the state must keep the lines of communication open with parishes.

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Boris Johnson is reportedly back at Chequers – as Downing Street says he won’t be isolating after an aide contracted coronavirus.

The pair were on the same flight during a visit to Scotland, but it’s claimed they were never in close contact.

Sky’s political correspondent Kate McCann says it’s a similar argument to the one last month – when the UK Prime Minister and the chancellor tried to skip quarantine.

 


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