Ireland’s government has agreed to return the country to the highest level of coronavirus restrictions from midnight on Wednesday, according to the Press Association.
Cabinet ministers agreed with the measures to contain COVID-19 during a meeting at Government Buildings in Dublin.
It means Ireland will go to Level 5 coronavirus restrictions – the most severe – which had been recommended by health experts to halt the surge in COVID-19 cases.
The new restrictions will be in place until 1 December.
However, reports say that the measures will stop short of a full national lockdown – as schools are reportedly set to remain open, and elite-level sports will be allowed to continue.
Prime Minister Micheal Martin is set to address the nation this evening, with Sky’s Ireland correspondent Stephen Murphy previously describing the measures as a “surprise move”.
Source : Sky News