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Short and hard lockdown could be after Saturday sees 1,012 new coronavirus cases in Ireland

Reading time 1 min     Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 11, 2020
A short and hard lockdown could be on the way as the Ireland's government is contemplating harder measures to try and stop the spread of coronavirus.
Taoiseach Micheal Martin and Tanaiste Leo Varadkar
Ireland   Taoiseach Micheal Martin and Tanaiste Leo Varadkar

After a huge jump in cases on Saturday the Tanaiste has said the country might try a different "circuit breaker" approach that could quickly stop the numbers from climbing.

Topics: Ireland

The new type of measure, which hasn't been tried anywhere else in Europe, could be implemented in the next few weeks.

Leo Varadkar first mentioned the idea to Claire Byrne earlier in the week, and in today's Sunday Independent he admitted it "may well be needed".

He said: "No other country in Europe has tried this. It would be an experiment but it could work. In Israel it seems to be producing results."

Health officials have announced 1,012 new cases of the coronavirus in Ireland today.

That brings the total number of cases in the country since the pandemic began to 41,714.

There have also been three further deaths from COVID-19 in the country.

So far, 1,824 people have sadly lost their lives as a result of the disease.





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