Covid-19 Evening Update

Here's a reminder of today's COVID headlines

423 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the Republic - 11 of those are here in Cork, and five additional deaths have also been reported. 

There has been a total of 4,732 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight, Tuesday 6th April, the HPSC has been notified of 423 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 239,325* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

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Final preparations are underway for the opening of the West Cork Vaccination Centre. The Clonakilty facility in the Ahamilla GAA complex has capacity to vaccinate up to 900 people a day. 

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The Taoiseach says there are no plans to change the vaccine rollout list.

It comes as three major teachers unions today backed a motion up to possible strike action.

While the vaccine rollout is currently based on age, the ASTI, TUI and INTO say teachers should be prioritised. 

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Restaurant owners say they're prepared to explore use of vaccine passports. However, the Restaurant Association of Ireland says a number of issues would have to be addressed in order to consider the move. Vaccine passports are being considered by a number of countries with a view to allowing those fully vaccinated, resume activities currently subject to restrictions. The RAI says workers would have to be vaccinated along with customers

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