Dublin Facing Restrictions As Covid Roadmap To Be Unveiled

Grant Boone
September 15, 2020

It has emerged that pubs that don't serve food won't be allowed to open in Dublin next week as concern remains around the rise of Covid-19 cases in the capital.

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This came after Dublin saw 218 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

A total of 38% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case while 60 cases have been identified as community transmission.

Consideration of new restrictions for Dublin comes as gardaí increase visible patrols to support the public health response to tackle the rising number of cases in the capital.

11 in Kildare, nine in Cork, nine in Kerry, eight in Limerick, eight in Meath, seven in Westmeath, six in Wicklow, five in Offaly, five in Roscommon, five in Mayo, five in Tipperary and the remaining 32 cases are located in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Galway, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo and Wexford.

The government has published its new roadmap for living alongside COVID.

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Most counties will be put on level two for the moment, with Dublin likely to be level three with greater restrictions on home visits after a spike in cases.

People in Dublin are being asked to limit household visitors to people from one other household only.

In level one of the plan 500 people would be allowed at sporting ventures with capacity for 5,000.

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin this evening encouraged the people of Dublin not to travel outside the county, where possible.

There's work ongoing about allowing more people into larger stadiums like Croke Park and the Aviva.

The government is also adopting the European Commission's new traffic light system for foreign travel.

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