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Coronavirus: Ireland orders full national lockdown

Added 10-20-20 02:36:02am EST - “The Irish Government today agreed to impose Level 5 restrictions - some of the harshest in Europe - for six weeks from Wednesday in a bid to suppress Covid-19.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Coronavirus: Ireland orders full national lockdown”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Ireland will be plunged into one of Europe's strictest lockdowns for six weeks from midnight on Wednesday, despite no new Covid-19 deaths being recorded in the last 24 hours. 

Cabinet ministers have agreed to impose Level 5 restrictions which will force most businesses to close, prevent mass gatherings and limit free movement across the Republic until December 1.

The public will be told to stay at home, with exercise permitted within a three-mile radius of their home. 

Gatherings except for groups of 10 at funerals and 25 at weddings will be banned, and only essential shops will be allowed to stay open. Construction will be permitted, but pubs, restaurants and cafes will only be able to provide takeaways and deliveries.   

The Irish premier said the Government was introducing Level 5 restrictions for the entire country because 'the evidence of a potentially grave situation arising in the weeks ahead was now too strong'.

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