The HSE has announced it will is spend €1bn on personal protective equipment this year.
The demand for masks alone within the health service is now 1.2m each day.
It says a deal has been made with South Korea for the delivery of 120m masks over the next couple of weeks.
The HSE’s also recommencing non-Covid related care, with cancer services among those that’ll be prioritised.
CEO Paul Reid says its spending on PPE (personal protection equipment) in 2020 will be significant.