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Here's what new Covid measures could be introduced as hospitals 'overheat'

Here's what new Covid measures could be introduced as hospitals 'overheat'

The Government is scrambling to curb the increased pressure on our health system as the number of people in hospitals with Covid-19 has exceeded 600 for the first time in nine months.

As of this morning, 617 people are receiving treatment for Covid in hospitals – of which 106 are in ICU.

Speaking earlier today, HSE CEO Paul Reid described the situation in hospitals as "stark".

The Cabinet Committee is expected to convene on Monday evening to discuss what measures need to be taken to help alleviate the worsening situation in our hospitals.

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It is highly likely that the Government will advise those working in offices to return to remote working.

Those who are still working from home will be advised to continue doing so.

The announcement of a wider antigen testing campaign is also expected, with reports that the Government could recommend twice-weekly antigen testing for those who regularly attend pubs, nightclubs and live gigs.

The cabinet will also discuss the use of Covid certs in gyms.

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From today, visitors to nursing homes will have to show proof of vaccination or immunity against Covid to see loved ones

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