Published: Tue, September 15, 2020
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357 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed and 3 additional deaths

357 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed and 3 additional deaths

More than a million people face the prospect of new Covid-19 restrictions on visits to their homes due to concern over the rate of infections in the capital.

Three more deaths from Covid-19 have been confirmed as well as 357 new cases.

Six confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported in Limerick last night, nine on Sunday, two on Saturday, ten on Friday, eleven on Thursday, zero on Wednesday and 15 last Tuesday.

Daily deaths peaked in mid-April, but Ireland is now battling a surge in new cases, prompting the introduction of fresh restrictions for the capital.

The government announced details of the new plan on Tuesday morning and while Dublin is officially at the same level (Level 2) as every other county in the country, Taoiseach Micheál Martin outlined that "some modifications" would apply to Dublin following a recent spike in cases in the capital.

Level one will be relatively light, level three will be similar to the restrictions introduced in Kildare, Laois, and Offaly, and level five will be near to a full lockdown.


It's understood, members of the Cabinet were advised to restrict their movements on foot of guidance from the Acting Chief Medical Officer.

Most counties will fall in level two, but Dublin's expected to be in level three.

"As a result, we will have a high visibility presence throughout Dublin".

"Wet bars will open on the 21st (of September) for the rest of the country but the very strong advice we got from the public health doctors was, given what is happening in Dublin, just don't do that for now", Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said. But in Dublin this will be limited to 100 people.

People in Dublin are being asked to limit household visitors to people from one other household only. "There's no regulation attached to it, but if possible, people should avoid travelling outside the county".

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