Crowded areas must be avoided ‘for next six months at least’


People will have to avoid crowded areas for at least the next six months according to the Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

No new deaths were reported last night - the first time that's happened since December 21st, while 821 new cases were detected - 29 of the new cases were in Donegal.

23 people with Covid-19 were being treated in LUh with 4 in ICU.

Dr Ronan Glynn says some significant restrictions will have to remain in place for the foreseeable future to continue to drive down cases.