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Schools in Ireland postpone opening date, flights to India banned until January 7

The government has agreed to close schools in Ireland until January 11 in the wake of the escalation of the Covid outbreak.

The official decision was announced by Prime Minister Micheál Martin while addressing the nation after today’s cabinet meeting.

Primary and secondary schools were to reopen on Wednesday, January 6, after the Christmas holidays.

The cabinet has also decided to impose full level 5 restrictions till January 31.

Level 5 restrictions include a ban on all domestic visits, the cessation of unnecessary retail sales, and a 5km limit on travel.

Other restrictions include the cessation of sports, including golf and tennis.

Hundreds of people have been hospitalized with Covid-19 in recent days. Speaking before the meeting, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said that very serious decisions need to be made.

The cancellation of flights from the UK has been extended to seven next month. The decision comes in the wake of the spread of the new corona virus.

Meanwhile, the number of people infected with the genetically modified Covid virus is on the rise in the country.

Fourteen people, including a two-year-old girl, were diagnosed with the disease. Out of 107 samples tested in 10 labs, 20 were found to be highly contagious.

Under the new circumstances, the ban on flights from the UK has been extended to seven next month.

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