Government set to reveal plans for travel, entertainment and sport

The government’s plan for the resumption of air travel, entertainment and sport will be revealed next week. 

The Taoiseach says it’ll be part of his ‘comprehensive statement’ about how restrictions will ease in June and July. 

Micheál Martin says we need to ‘reboot’ the aviation sector as it’s crucial to the economy. 

It comes as 101 Covid patients are in hospital, with 38 in ICU. 

But Dr Alan Gaffney, from the Intensive Care Society, says critical care units are still busy with Covid patients. 

“30-40 patients would be about 15% of our total ICU capacity.

“Over the last year we’ve had a 10% increase in capacity, so you can see that it’s certainly taking up the extra beds that have been provided to the whole system.

“Really the rest of the beds now are being used for patients who had surgeries postponed, and all of that work became backlogged.”

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