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29 More People With Covid-19 Have Died In The Republic


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Covid-19 figures

A further 29 people with COVID-19 have died.

137 new cases have also been confirmed.

1,403 people have so far lost their lives, while there are now 22,385 confirmed cases in this country.

The global death toll from Covid-19 has risen to over 264,000.

It comes as one of the worst-affected countries, Italy, is resuming religious ceremonies, such as weddings, in 10 days' time.

In the US, where 73,000 have died, President Trump has described it as worse than Pearl Harbor and 9/11.

Italy has 214,000 cases, but it's reopening continues with masses beginning on May 18.

There'll be strict social distancing and holy objects used will be sanitized.

In England, another 383 people have died, 59 in Scotland, 18 in Wales and 4 in Northern Ireland.

Downing Street says Boris Johnson will announce an easing of lockdown in the UK on Monday, but it will be limited, while Scotland has extended restrictions for three weeks.

Here, the death toll stands at 1,375, with 22,200 cases.

 


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