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Vaccinations working and all ok for next stage of reopening – Varadkar

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has stated that the vaccination rollout for those under 35 is working and that everything is ok for the next stage of reopening.

“Vaccination of under 35s really working now. All ok for next stage of reopening on Monday.”

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The Tánaiste took to Twitter to announce, “Cases have plateaued/falling. Rise in patients in hospital and ICU slowing.”

From Monday, we will be entering the next stage of reopening, where restrictions will be eased, including live music and dancing at weddings and organised outdoor events having 75% capacity, where all attendees are fully vaccinated or accompanied by minors.

Religious ceremonies will be allowed to go ahead with 50% of the venue’s capacity, regardless of vaccine status.

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ICU numbers have dropped by four to 55 while the country’s 14-day incidence of Covid-19 is reducing, according to the latest figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).

New figures also show that 89% of adults aged 18 years old and over are now fully vaccinated. Of those aged 12 years old and over, 82% are fully vaccinated.

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