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No reopening of hospitality before mid-summer - Martin

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No consideration will be given to opening hospitality until mid-summer, Taoiseach Mícheál Martin has said. Speaking on RTÉ's Raidió na Gaeltachta, Mr Martin said that the numbers of the coronavirus are far too high and that the Government and public health officials are particularly concerned about the emergence of new variants.  "While I am happy that we are making progress with the vaccination programme," Mr Martin said, "any easing of the restrictions has to be slow and cautious because of the threat from new variants of the disease."  He added: "These variants are our biggest concern for managing the disease in the immediate future."  Latest coronavirus stories Yesterday the Taoiseach said that "nothing is set in stone" following

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