357 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed and 3 additional deaths

Henrietta Brewer
September 15, 2020

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 3 people with COVID-19 have died.

Daily deaths peaked in mid-April, but Ireland is now battling a surge in new cases, prompting the introduction of fresh restrictions for the capital.

Under new measures to be considered by Government, the number of visitors allowed to a home in Dublin would stay at six.

It means the current restrictions will be in place for another three weeks.

357 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported over the past 24 hours.

Taoiseach Mr Martin last night denied that the Government is acting too slowly on introducing Nphet's recommendations for 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.

Dubliners are also being "encouraged" to limit travel outside the county.

"There has been very good compliance with the public health guidelines to date", Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey said.

As well as that, house visits in Dublin are expected to be further restricted while other elements of the Living with Covid plan include the allowance for 100 people at weddings.

"Now, we must focus on our response to the pandemic in the medium term".

The five levels in the plan set out what's allowed in nearly every sector of life over the next six months with one the loosest and five the tightest.

Professor of infectious diseases Jack Lambert thinks it would be wrong not to allow Dublin pubs to reopen.

We are effectively in level two of restrictions now. "There's no regulation attached to it, but if possible, people should avoid travelling outside the county". Today, Government launched a 5-Level framework.

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

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