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Ireland to scrap most COVID-19 restrictions from Saturday – minister – Metro US

Ireland to scrap most COVID-19 restrictions from Saturday – minister

FILE PHOTO: People wear protective face masks while out for
FILE PHOTO: People wear protective face masks while out for Christmas shopping in Dublin

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland is to scrap almost all its COVID-19 restrictions from Saturday, including restrictions on hospitality, limits on sporting events and the requirement for proof of vaccination at indoor venues, a senior minister said.

The government will retain a requirement for people to wear masks on public transport and in shops until the end of February and some measures in schools, Justice Minister Helen McEntee said in a video posted on Instagram following a government meeting.

(Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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