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

1. #CORONAVIRUS: A further 12 deaths and 1,620 Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Ireland. 

2. #CHECKPOINTS: From today, An Garda Síochána will be carrying out checkpoints within local areas as the country enters Level 5 restrictions again.

3. #CLONEE: The family of George Nkencho who was shot dead by gardaí in Dublin yesterday have appealed for people to not share footage of the incident online. 

4. #REPORT: A long-awaited report on transgender healthcare in Ireland has been published by the HSE. 

5. #VACCINE: The coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, which was approved yesterday in the UK, is unlikely to get a green light in the EU in the next month. 

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