Covid restrictions will be here until June

Tough Covid-19 restrictions could be in place until June.


The National Public Health Emergency Team says there needs to be a cautious approach to easing restrictions over the next few months to avoid a fourth wave.


The Department of Health has confirmed 582 new cases of Covid-19.


There were no additional deaths in the latest set of figures.


The number of new cases in the North West was relatively low with 8 cases in Donegal, less than 5 in Sligo and 0 in Leitrim.


As of March 15, 620,580 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:


455,182 people have received their first dose

165,398 people have received their second dose


Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn says there needs to be a slow easing of measures: