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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

INTRA: The 9 O’Clock Highlights

Two-metre distance to be discussed as Chief Medical Officer briefs ministers on Covid-19 response: The issue of reducing the two-metre social distancing rule down to one metre was discussed at cabinet today.

International Covid-19 death toll tops 350,000: Since its origins from China, Covid-19 has claimed the lives of 350,000 people worldwide with 5,589,389 recorded cases.

Ryanair claims quarantine measures won’t work: Ryanair group CEO ‘Michael O’Leary’ states that “ineffective quarantine measures” need to be removed and that Irish people can “go back flying” from July by wearing face masks.

All McDonald’s drive-thrus are to reopen by June 4th: Starting from next Thursday, all McDonald’s drive-thrus will reopen with the availability of a delivery service being expanded.

Gardaí detain four men from South America suspected to be part of a ‘hit team’: Four men from Brazil are being questioned by gardaí, suspected of being a ‘hit team’ after guns and ammunition was found in their possession.


COVID-19: 390 new confirmed cases in Ireland

Health officials have confirmed a further 390 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. Eleven further people diagnosed with the virus...

Two nursing home staff test positive for Covid-19

Two nursing home staff in Dundalk who have been fully vaccinated have tested positive for Covid-19

Bomb defused at PSNI officer’s home in Derry

A booby-trap bomb has been left at the home of a police officer in Derry. British Army bomb experts...

Boris Johnson says he doesn’t believe a referendum on Irish unity will happen for ‘a very, very long time’

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he does not see a referendum on a united Ireland happening for “a very, very...
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