In order to contain the new crown epidemic, Ireland has once again “closed the city” across the country from the 22nd. All non-essential retail stores or units that provide personal services in the country began to close that day, and restaurants, cafes and bars only provide takeaway. Unless there are special reasons, the scope of public activities is restricted to within 5 kilometers from the residence.
The Irish government stipulates that the “city lockdown” lasts for 6 weeks. Retail stores or units providing personal services that must be closed from the 22nd include department stores, clothing and footwear shops, barber shops, beauty salons and gyms, supermarkets, Pharmacies, post offices, banks and other retail or business outlets that guarantee the basic needs of life are allowed to continue to operate, and schools, nurseries and other preschool institutions, as well as construction and most manufacturing units can continue to operate. People who violate the “closure” regulations can be fined up to 500 euros.
In order to ensure the implementation of the “closure” measures, the Irish police will dispatch more than 2,500 police officers every day to carry out relevant law enforcement activities at more than 130 fixed or mobile checkpoints across the country.
Irish President Higgins made a video speech on social media on the 22nd, calling on the public to unite to prevent and control the new crown virus. He said that everyone is safe only when everyone follows the epidemic prevention regulations and protects themselves.
In order to prevent and control the new crown epidemic, Ireland implemented a nationwide “cities lockdown” for the first time in late March this year. The lockdown began in stages in mid-May, and the epidemic rebounded when it was about to enter the final stage of unblocking in late July. Although the Irish government has strengthened prevention and control in some areas since then, the epidemic has not improved significantly.
According to data from the Irish Ministry of Health, as of 0:00 on the 22nd, the number of newly diagnosed new crown cases in Ireland has exceeded 1,000 in a single day for 9 consecutive days and has set records many times. Currently, the country has a total of 54476 confirmed cases and a total of 1871 deaths.