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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

From the J&J vaccine delay, to the mandatory hotel quarantine pause, it’s been a busy news day.

NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.

IRELAND

Tightrope Walker 01 Tightrope walker Denis Parfenov takes advantage of the beautiful weather in Dillon's Park in Dalkey, Co Dublin. Source: Justin Farrelly

  • All AstraZeneca vaccine appointments are cancelled for the rest of this week, except those arranged for certain people over the age of 60
  • A three-year-old girl died after being struck by a bus in Co Tipperary
  • Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said mandatory hotel quarantine bookings were “paused” to ramp up capacity, as new countries were added today
  • Health experts said that there have been six cases of stillbirths and one case of a miscarriage caused by Covid placentitis since January
  • New guidelines aimed at reducing the level of awards in personal injury court cases are set to come into effect next week
  • The foundations of Dublin’s iconic Poolbeg chimneys are at risk due to the presence of sulphur, as calls continue for the stacks to be restored
  • A WhatsApp message circulating this week claiming that a group of Travellers was protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer facility and refusing to leave until they got the Covid-19 vaccine, is false. Read the full Debunk here.

WORLD

minnesota-protests-over-daunte-wright-shooting Protests over the death of Daunte Wright at the Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis. Source: ABACA/PA Images

#JOHNSON & JOHNSON: The pharma firm delayed the rollout of its Covid vaccine to Europe as US health agencies recommended a precautionary pause in the use of the jab. It comes as the first supplies of the one-shot vaccine were due to arrive in Ireland

#20 YEARS IN AFGHANISTAN: President Joe Biden will remove all US troops from Afghanistan before this year’s 20th anniversary of the September-11 attacks, ending America’s longest war around five months later than planned.

#DAUNTE WRIGHT: A white police officer who fatally shot a black man during a traffic stop in Minnesota resigned.

#EVER GIVEN: The megaship which blocked Egypt’s Suez Canal and crippled world trade for nearly a week has been “seized” on court orders until the vessel’s owners pay $900 million, canal authorities said.

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