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Tight restrictions can be expected in Dublin and Limerick if Covid cases are not declining

Possibility of strict restrictions in the capital in the event of an increase in Covid cases.

Yesterday, 307 new Covid cases were reported in the country. Of these, 182 cases were in Dublin of which 44 were through community transmission.

According to reports coming out this morning, if the number of cases continues to rise, strict restrictions can be expected in Dublin soon.

If the epidemic does not subside by the end of this week, restrictions can be expected in Dublin, similar to those introduced in Glasgow.

In Glasgow, visits to other people’s homes were banned, based on the fact that the virus had mostly spread through house gatherings.

It is understood that most of the cases in the capital come in the form of large gatherings from house parties. Therefore, those in Dublin and Limerick are likely to be barred from visiting other people’s homes if there is no significant drop in the number of cases in the coming days.

The situation in Limerick is not so good either. New 19 cases were confirmed in the county yesterday.

The cabinet had decided to open all the pubs on September 21. But the huge jump in cases in Dublin now casts doubt on the reopening of pubs.

In view of the increase in cases, the Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ronan Glynn had earlier in the day urged people to strictly adhere to public health advice.

He reminded the public that the virus can be transmitted from anyone, including your family, friends or colleagues. Therefore, the risks should not be underestimated and caution should be exercised, he said.

Meanwhile Tanaiste Leo Varadkar has said that public health experts will have to justify any further restrictions it may propose for Dublin or Limerick.

Tanaiste said other European places, such as Belfast, has more Covid cases than Dublin and Limerick.

Despite the increase in cases, the number of reported deaths in the country and the number of patients in the ICU is very low.

However, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said no decision had been made in Dublin or Limerick at the moment.

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