Localised restrictions not ruled out in Ireland as cases continue to rise

The National Public Health Emergency Team has not ruled out advising localised restrictions in the midlands after a substantial surge in cases there linked to Covid-19 outbreaks.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has advised people living in Kildare, Laois and Offaly to pay particular attention to any new symptoms after the increase in cases.

There have been 226 cases of Covid-19 in the last 14 days in three counties, which account for almost half of all cases in Ireland during that period.

Regional lockdowns and imposed restrictions have been approaches taken by many nations in their battles against suppressing Covid-19.

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