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Minister says no Covid-19 cases identified at live pilot events here

Jonathan Duane
Jonathan Duane

12:20 26 Jun 2021

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Test events have been taking place over the last few weeks.

The Minister of State for Sport says no Covid-19 cases have been identified at live pilot events in Ireland.

Crowds ranging from 200 to more than 1,000 have gathered at various sporting and cultural events throughout June as part of the government's reopening plan.

Two such events are taking place today, at the Curragh racecourse in Kildare and a concert in Killarney in Co. Kerry.


While the country's first music festival in 16 months will take place on the 3rd of July.

3,500 fans will be able to attend the live music test event, which sold out in minutes yesterday morning.

Rapid testing will take place beforehand with social distancing at 1 metre during the concert.

Minister of State Jack Chambers says they're "not aware of any cases identified up to now".

He is "confident" that they'll be able to increase numbers at such events in the coming months.

Chambers says they'll make announcements in relation to it in the "next week or so".

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