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The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

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EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five biggest stories of the day.

1. #UPTAKE: The HSE confirmed that 77,303 Covid-19 vaccine doses – 1.58% of the population – have been administered in Ireland as of yesterday.

2. #VACCINE: The Government said it expects the AstraZeneca vaccine to be approved by the European Medicines Agency on 29 January.

3. #WORSENING: There are 1,792 people with Covid-19 in hospital and 169 in ICU across the country.

4. #SCHOOLS: Classes for children with special needs are returning from next Thursday 21 January.

5. #RIP: Magician Siegfried Fischbacher, of famous duo Siegfried and Roy, died at the age of 81.

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