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Here’s what you need to know as you start your day.

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Updated Jun 25th 2020, 8:44 AM

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #NEW RULES: The Cabinet will meet today to discuss the easing of some restrictions in Phase Three and proposed mandatory face coverings on public transport.

2. #PUBS: Despite the expected Phase Three, it is estimated that just under half of Ireland’s pubs are geared up for reopening from Monday.

3. #FACTCHECK: The claim that Ireland has the highest Covid-19 infection rate for healthcare workers in the world has been found unproven.

4. #CORONAVIRUS: Australia’s military has said it will send 1,000 troops to Melbourne in an effort to help contain the country’s only significant Covid-19 outbreak.

5. #TRACING: Community contact tracing remains at 73% in relation to one meat processing plant that experienced a Covid-19 outbreak – not 90%, as previously stated.

6. #OCCUPIED: Hotels are expecting their occupancy rate will fall by around 40% this year as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic.

7. #FAI: The former Chief Executive of the FAI, John Delaney, is now living and working abroad, a court heard yesterday. 

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8. #SAFE IRELAND: Victims of domestic violence will be provided with temporary and free accommodation if specialist emergency facilities are not available.

9. #ROUNDUP: Pharmaceutical company Bayer said it has agreed to pay more than $10 billion to end lawsuits from Americans who say their cancers were caused by its Roundup weedkiller.  

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