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Ireland’s coronavirus lockdown extended until 5 March, prime minister says

Written by 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.

 Sky News

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