For the 5th day in a row there was no increase yesterday in the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Mayo  and it was the same across the region, with no additional cases of Covid-19 recorded in Connacht over the past 24 hours.

Nationally, one person diagnosed with Covid-19 died yesterday in the Republic

Officials at the Department of Health say 11 further cases were also confirmed.

The pandemic death toll here how stands at 1,727,  with 25,405 people known to have contracted the disease.

An infectious diseases expert says travel should continue to be restricted to England and the US next month.

The government's decided to allow foreign travel to resume between some countries from July 9th.

The Taoiseach says a 'green list' of states will be put together - and these would be exempt from the 14-day quarantine rule.

People will also be allowed travel anywhere in Ireland from Monday.

Professor Sam McConkey, from the RCSI, says international travel should be re-introduced very cautiously.

During last night's announcement, the government also confirmed face coverings are to be mandatory on public transport.

Some self-employed people are to be given grants of up to 1,000 euro to help restart their businesses.

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty also says the school meals programme will continue during the summer holidays.

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