Almost 30 million euro of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers will arrive in Ireland this afternoon.

An Aer Lingus flight from Beijing carrying items like gowns, gloves and masks is due at Dublin Airport later.

They’ll be given to healthcare workers, who make up almost a quarter of confirmed cases of Covid-19 so far.

There are now more than 2,400 people with the coronavirus in the Republic and 36 people have died.