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The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty has confirmed that over 16,000 people have applied for the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment so far.

She went on today that the job of processing them is ongoing and should be concluded in the next number of days.

Minister Doherty added that the payment for six weeks will be made within days and cover people until they get onto the social protection scheme.

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