COVID-19: 467 New Cases Confir...


COVID-19: 467 New Cases Confirmed In Ireland

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

05:33 28 May 2021

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There have been 467 new COVID-19 cases reported here, the latest available figures show.

There are 99 people in hospital with the virus, with 38 of these in ICU.

The Department of Health says the daily case numbers may change due to a future data review.

It comes as plans to further re-open the country and economy are approved by Cabinet.

Under the plan, hotels will re-open from June 2nd, while outdoor dining will recommence on June 7th.

International travel can resume from July 19th, while crowds up to 5,000 can attend live events from August 2nd.

Meanwhile the green light has been given for a number of live events to be trialed in June.

While Health Minister Stephen Donnelly earlier said potential vaccine delays will not derail the re-opening plans.

Yesterday it was confirmed there'll be a "significant" shortfall in the number of one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccines delivered in June.

It's unclear whether the Government will be able to meet its target of offering at least one dose of a vaccine to 80% of adults by the end of next month.

But Minister Donnelly said that is not going to delay the re-opening plans.

He said: "NPHET's advice last night to us was certainly on the basis of where we're at with the vaccine programme.

"Remember, in terms of what may or may not happen with Janssen or AstraZeneca right now... the companies haven't been able to provide certainty. So we still may get large volumes in."

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