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15th Apr 2021

Varadkar: “We’re on track to ease restrictions on the 4th of May”

James Fenton

An Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has stated that Ireland is “on track to ease restrictions by the 4th of May” in a video posted to social media last night.

Leo Varadkar has given an update on the vaccine situation in Ireland in a video posted to Twitter last night, confirming that Ireland will receive an extra half a million doses of Pfizer in the second quarter.

He added that Ireland now has less than 200 people in hospital with Covid-19 for the first time this year, with 50 people in ICU. He promised that between 3.5 and 4.5 million vaccines in April May and June and for “that reason, the vaccine programme is on track.”

Varadkar signed off by saying “we’re on track as well to ease restrictions on May 4,” with the Government’s plan including the reopening of hairdressers and other personal services, religious services, as well as museums, galleries and libraries on that date.

This morning, a roadmap for the reopening of society in Northern Ireland is being drawn up, including the return of indoor drinking and dining on June 1.

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