The re-opening of indoor dining will be delayed by at least two weeks after a late night meeting of Ministers last night.
However, the official announcement on how the re-opening will now pan out is expected from government this lunchtime.
A Cabinet meeting got underway at 8.30am this morning
After some stark figures were given by NPHET, the cabinet sub-committee at about 1am this morning agreed to delay the planned re-opening of indoor dining, likely until at least July 19th.
However, it's unclear whether the industry will fully re-open even then.
Ministers discussed a vaccine bonus and only allowing fully vaccinated people to dine indoors, on advice from NPHET.
It was a recommendation they weren't expecting and some Ministers have admitted it will be a logistical nightmare for many businesses to track.
NPHET warned of potential large spike in cases and increased deaths due to the Delta variant, however, Ministers say this was a worst case scenario forecast.
Non-essential international travel looks on course to resume on 19 July, and the Cabinet is expected to give the green light to increasing the number of wedding guests to 50 on July 5th.
But all other planned easing of restrictions around indoor gatherings look set to be paused.