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Five km travel limit to remain in Ireland

Robert Besser
24 Feb 2021, 19:05 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - The government is considering easing the nationwide Covid lockdown before the planned nine-week deadline, as Taoiseach Micheal Martin is expected to unveil Ireland's revised 'Living With Covid' plan today.

Even though Martin earlier said Ireland would remain locked down until the end of the April, it increasingly appears that Level 5 restrictions could be lifted soon.

Details of the new plan will be released Tuesday, and might include an end to the stringent lockdown and a phased reopening of schools.

However, it is believed that the 5km travel limit will remain in place until April 5.

"There's no large reopening of society occurring, we know that and that's been well flagged. We're looking at schools, in terms of the beginning of March, and child care," Martin said last week.

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