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Covid-19 subcommittee to meet

The Cabinet subcommittee is to meet later on Monday to discuss the latest health advice amid a surge of Covid cases and hospital admissions.

Last week, public health experts recommended that the Government advise people to work from home when possible.

The committee will also consider a more general use of antigen tests and expanding the use of Covid passes.

Hospitals under stress

The number of people with Covid-19 in hospital has exceeded 600 for the first time since February.

As of 8am on Monday there were 617 in hospital, an increase of 35 from the same time on Sunday. The hospital figures have not been that high since February 24th during the third wave when there was 652 people in hospital.

There are 106 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units, up one from 8pm on Sunday.

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As The Irish Times reports, Health Service Executive (HSE) chief executive Paul Reid said 40 per cent of people in hospitals are unvaccinated though they constitute just 7 per cent of the adult population.

Three arrested over fatal shooting

Gardaí investigating the 2019 shooting of a man in Dublin have arrested three people.

On May 28th, 2019, a man was shot in the front garden of a house in the Kilbarron Avenue area of Coolock.

The man had been aged in his 40s and was pronounced dead at the scene.

As the Irish Examiner reports, the three men, all aged in their 20s, were arrested in relation to the incident this morning.

Postmortems carried out on bodies of couple

Postmortems are being carried out on the bodies of an elderly couple found at their home in Co Kerry.

The two were both aged in their 80s, Gardaí confirmed.

It is understood that Gardaí are not looking for anyone else in connection with their sudden deaths.

Ireland at the Dubai Expo

The Dubai Expo marks the first major international gathering of nations since the pandemic hit.

Ireland's pavilion at the event will showcase Irish culture and businesses over the next six months.

The expo will give companies a platform to build international connections for their business.

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