Slight increase in north west Covid-19 cases

85 people who travelled abroad may have incorrectly had their Pandemic Unemployment Payment stopped.


The Department of Social Protection says it has completed a review of all 2,500 cases where the payment was cut.


The department said it will be contacting the 85 individuals directly in the coming days to verify these cases.


The move comes as the number of Covid-19 cases increased slightly in the three north west counties yesterday.


14 New cases were confirmed nationwide in the latest figures released by the National Public Health Emergency Tea. The Counties of Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim have all reported one additional case of Covid-19 each.