Some Of The Toughest Lockdown Measure In Europe Are Now In Place Across The Country

Ireland moved to Level 5 coronavirus restrictions at midnight for a period of six weeks.

People are asked not to travel more than 5 kilometres from their home, with few exceptions.

All non-essential retail is closed, pubs, restaurants and cafes are takeaway only but schools, creches and construction are staying open.

A system of fines is also expected soon to ensure compliance with health rules.

Epidemiologist, Dr. Akke Vellinga, is questioning the need for such strict lockdown measures:

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