Dublin, December 23 The Irish government issued a statement on the 22nd that from midnight on the 24th of this month to January 12 next year, the highest level of prevention and control of the novel coronavirus epidemic, level 5, will be re-level prevention and control, to be re-implemented nationwide in response to the increasing epidemic.
According to the Irish government, some measures for the prevention and control of the coronavirus at level 5 in the country have been adjusted.
Unlike before, this level 5 prevention and control allows all retail stores that are not essential for life to continue to operate, allowing people to move 5 kilometers away from home, but they cannot travel across regions without special reasons.
In order to meet the needs of the people during the Christmas holiday, the Irish government has also made certain transitional arrangements, such as allowing people to travel across regions before midnight on December 26.
Ireland’s coronavirus prevention and control is divided into five levels, and the larger the number, the stricter the measures will be.
On October 22 this year, the Irish government upgraded its coronavirus prevention and control level from level 3 to level 5 in response to the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic that swept many countries in Europe.
Since then, as the coronavirus epidemic in Ireland improves, the prevention and control level has been reduced to level 3 from December 1. After the relaxation of prevention and control measures, the coronavirus epidemic in Ireland has rebounded significantly recently.
According to the Irish government statement on the 22nd, the “decision to ban flights from the United Kingdom from entering Ireland” will be implemented until at least December 31.
In order to prevent the importation of mutant coronavirus in the UK, the Irish government decided to impose a 48-hour “fly ban” on flights from the United Kingdom on the 20th.
The Irish Ministry of Health said a few days ago that there is no evidence that the mutant virus has been introduced to Ireland.
According to the data released by the Irish Ministry of Health on the evening of the 22nd, 970 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded on that day, a new high in nearly two months, with a total of 81,228 confirmed cases; 13 new deaths and a total of 2,171 deaths.