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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Apr 22nd 2021, 8:58 AM

EVERY MORNING, The Journal brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #CHILD RESCUE ALERT: Gardaí have issued an urgent appeal to the public to locate a a 14-year-old girl who is believed to be with an 18-year-old man after leaving her home on Monday.

2. #JOHNSON & JOHNSON: The National Immunisation Advisory Council will meet this morning to consider what advice it will issue about the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Ireland.

3. #CHOP CHOP: The Taoiseach and the Tánaiste have told their respective parties that hairdressers and barbers will be prioritised when the government considers easing Covid-19 restrictions from May next week.

4. #COVID-19: India has recorded a world record of almost 315,000 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, becoming the world’s second-worst affected country.

5. #MADRID: A man has gone on trial in Spain for allegedly killing his mother and eating her remains two years ago.

6. #FAMILY TIES: Pfizer Ireland has announced that it will offer thousands of family members of its employees its Covid-19 vaccine in the coming months.

7. #PAKISTAN: Four people have been killed and 12 have been injured in a bomb attack at a luxury hotel in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta.

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8. #SEARCH AND RESCUE: Indonesian navy ships are searching for a submarine that is likely to have sunk too deep to retrieve, making survival chances for the 53 people on board slim.

9. #WEATHER: It will be a dry sunny day, with occasional low cloud in the west during the afternoon. Highest temperatures will be 13 to 17 degrees generally, and 10 to 12 degrees in the east.

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