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The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock.

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

1. #COVID-19: A raft of new public health measures have been announced to combat the spread of Covid-19. They include the closure of all non-essential shops and restrictions on gatherings of more than four people.

2. #INCOME SUPPORTS: The government has also announced a €3.7 billion package to guarantee incomes of citizens impacted by the pandemic

3. #HEALTH: Private hospitals will act as part of the public health system for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

4. #GARDAÍ: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has also said will be a more visible garda presence on the streets and they will “increase interventions” for people and venues not complying with physical distancing guidelines

5. #POSTPONED: The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games have been postponed until 2021 due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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