COVID-19

1,126 new cases of Covid-19 as indoor hospitality reopens tomorrow

By Cillian Doyle.

The Department of Health has reported 1,126 new cases of Covid-19 this afternoon.

123 patients are currently being treated in Irish hospitals with the virus.

Of those, 22 are in intensive care units.

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Meanwhile,

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Some publicans and restaurant owners say regulations governing indoor hospitality are "unworkable".

The Restaurants Association says a quarter of businesses won't reopen for indoor service tomorrow.

Only fully vaccinated people, or those who have recovered from Covid-19, will be allowed inside a pub or restaurant, and they'll have to provide proof of immunity.

Photo identification will also be required and all customers will have to give details for contact tracing.

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