Discussions are set to take place today on an extension of the current Covid-19 lockdown measures.
The restrictions are set to be extended beyond April 12th, although a decision is not due to be announced until Good Friday.
The National Public Health Emergency Team will hold a meeting this morning on the matter.
A Cabinet meeting will also take place today to brief Government Ministers.
The meetings come as research conducted on behalf of the Department of Health showed that 86% of people believe that current government restrictions are “about right”.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Our research shows overall level of worry remains high at 7 out of 10 but has not increased significantly since the middle of March, despite the introduction of more restrictive measures.”
Dr. Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer HSE, said: “Our Healthcare system has been preparing for a surge in COVID-19 cases but it is important to remind people that our hospitals continue to carry out all emergency and essential activity.”
There are now 5,364 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 174 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
The number of cases in Donegal rose to 103 in yesterday’s update from the HPSC.