Social Distancing may be part of Irish life until vaccine available

Social Distancing could be part of Irish life until a vaccine for coronavirus is available, according to the Health Minister.

Simon Harris says there is 'no magic point' at the start of May where life before COVID-19 can resume.

A vaccine for the virus is not expected to be available for 12 to 18 months.

Minister Simon Harris says any restrictions that can be changed will depend on how we suppress the virus for the next three weeks: