Ireland’s coronavirus lockdown extended until 5 March, prime minister says
Written by Hit Music Radio News on 26/01/2021
Ireland’s coronavirus lockdown has been extended by several weeks until 5 March, Prime Minister Micheal Martin has said.
The Taoiseach said restrictions were lowering COVID-19 case numbers, adding: “We cannot give the virus or its variants any space.”
Mr Martin said the current level five restrictions would last until at least 5 March, “with a view to crushing the numbers of those contracting the disease”.
He added that “in turn”, he hoped the number of people needing hospital treatment and intensive care would also decline.
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