Cabinet has agreed to extend the lockdown until April 5th with the Taoiseach set to address the nation shortly. (6pm)
He'll also outline the timetable for re-opening schools starting from next week.
Leaving Cert students as well as the four youngest years of primary school will return on March 1st.
Childcare services are set to re-open starting with the ECCE scheme on March 8th.
The Taoiseach Micheál Martin will give details of a revised living with COVID plan, however it won't include dates for the re-opening of many sectors of the economy.
Sinn Féin's Health Spokesman David Cullinane believes that's broadly the right approach:
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