Coronavirus: Ireland in lockdownChristian Fernsby ▼ | March 28, 2020
Ireland has been put under similar lockdown measures to the UK following three more coronavirus-related deaths.
Prime Minister Leo Varadkar
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Almost all shops have been told to close and all gatherings outside of families have been banned.
Public transport will be available only to essential workers and nobody should travel beyond 2km (1.2 miles) from their homes for any reason, he added.
But Varadkar later tweeted that the 2km guidance referred to exercising locally, and that people can go further to buy food and medicines.
Those over the age of 70 or with chronic diseases have been told to stay in their homes without exception over the period, which begins at midnight. ■