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# lifting restrictions

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2022
# Covid-19
Denmark becomes first EU country to lift all Covid restrictions despite record case numbers
The country’s health authority “recommends” that those who test positive for the virus should isolate for four days.
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Goodbye to the new normal, but is everyone ready to go back to the old normal?
The government announced an easing of restrictions yesterday.
Pete Lunn of the ESRI’s Behavioural Research Unit says it may take time for society to return to old habits.
An increasing number of people were ready to return to reality before the government's announcement, Rónán Duffy writes.
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Govt to review 8pm closing time as Taoiseach hopes NPHET advice will allow easing of restrictions
Micheál Martin says case numbers are levelling off.
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Why are cases high if our vaccine rate is so good? Our proximity to the UK, says Donnelly
No consideration is being given to re-introducing any restrictions, says the minister.
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Dáil extends law allowing vaccine pass for indoor dining to January as a 'precaution'
Government says it plans to scrap the use of the Covid pass on 22 October.
# 5km limit
Vaccine delays won't prevent 'modest' easing of restrictions on 5 April, says Tánaiste
Varadkar said the reopening of non-essential retail stores would be “further down the line”.
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105-minute time limit in pubs will be in place for just three weeks, says Fáilte Ireland
Pubs can serve alcohol along with a ‘substantial meal’ from 29 June.
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'We mean what they've done in New Zealand': Irish scientists tell government of need to 'crush' the virus now
An open letter from a number of leading scientists and academics urged the government to prioritise crushing the virus.
# Coronavirus
Taoiseach says there are risks to lifting restrictions too soon and county-by-county
Advice on whether restrictions should be extended will be given later this week.