The state's chief medical officer says any lifting of pandemic restrictions in the summer will be limited.
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Republic is now over 10,000 for the first time after 992 positive tests were reported last night.
31 more people infected with coronavirus have passed away - leaving the national death toll at 365.
The National Public Health Emergency Team is set to meet later this morning.
The Health Minister says Ireland's restrictions will only ease next month if significant progress is made over the next three weeks.
The lockdown remains in place until May 5th, but Simon Harris says normal life won't resume next month.
Monday evening update on #Covid19 #coronavirus - a busy day: medical leaders meeting, telecon with pharmacists, work on nursing homes, emergency team meets tomorrow & modelling info https://t.co/0z4WdYPkLD
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) April 13, 2020