The Chief Medical Officer has given his strongest indication yet that Covid-19 restrictions won't be lifted, as planned, next Tuesday.
The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to advise Government tomorrow about whether any measures can be eased.
However, the Chief Medical Officer gave the strongest hint yet at his daily press briefing last night that he won't be recommending any easing of the measures.
Dr. Tony Holohan said as things stand, he wouldn't be advising anything be lifted next week.
It comes as 31 more deaths were reported from Covid-19, with over 20,000 confirmed cases across the country - including 478 cases now in Mayo, 351 in Galway, 148 in Roscommon and 116 in Sligo.