INTRA: The 9 O’Clock Highlights

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Pope Francis condemns racism and violence in US amid recent events: Pope Francis has spoken out against racism as well as the riots that have taken place recently in America.

Slight rise in Covid-19 patients hospitalised in Ireland: New figures reveal that there has been a slight increase in confirmed/suspected Covid-19 cases.

Over 50% of Irish people drinking more alcohol since Covid-19 restrictions implemented: A global report has revealed an increased frequency in alcohol consumption in 50% of Irish people.

Gardaí report 88 incidents of spitting or coughing against them since April: Since April 8th, gardaí have reported 88 incidents of coughing and spitting towards them.

Italy reopens to tourists from Europe: Following a three-month lockdown, Italy has reopened its country to European tourists.

COVID-19: 47 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths in Ireland: A further three people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland with another 47 confirmed cases.