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Simon Coveney Hopeful 5km Travel Limit Will Be Eased Next Month

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Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said he is hopeful that the current restrictions on the 5km travel limit will be eased next month.

Speaking on air this morning he said that he expects the situation will improve as we move into May and June.

He said: “I think you will see the Government looking at areas like the 5km restriction, and hopefully finding a way to ease that somewhat… looking at ensuring our children go back to school… and also looking at more outdoor activity.”

He said: “For the months of April, May and June, we hope to have a million or more vaccines coming into the country every month.”

“I don’t think international travel is going to open up, even with the presence of a lot more vaccine.

“But I think the debate changes because the risk linked to COVID in terms of illness and death changes dramatically as we have more and more vulnerable people vaccinated and protected… and more and more people who are less vulnerable protected as well.”

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