Ireland Introduces Strict Lockdown until December
The Government of Ireland introduced a six-week quarantine due to the COVID-19 situation. It will take effect from 21 October.
The country has declared the maximum level of epidemiological danger and the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus has exceeded 50,000.
All shops in Ireland will be closed except grocery shops and pharmacies. Hairdressing salons, beauty salons and fitness clubs will not operate, RTE reports. Catering companies will be able to sell food or deliver it home. Citizens will be allowed to move within a 5 km radius of their home. At the same time, kindergartens, schools and construction sites will continue to operate.
The government has asked the Irish to limit contact to the family circle, which can be supplemented by people caring for the sick, the elderly and children.
The Ministry of Health’s Department of Expert Advice on Health and Epidemiology in Emergency Situations had previously recommended that the country be moved to the highest level of restrictions. Ireland now has the third level of restrictions.