Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Clare Rise To Nine

We’ll find out later what further restrictions will be imposed here to tackle the spread of the coronavirus.

Cabinet is meeting to discuss the recommendations from the National Public Health Emergency Team.

Schools are likely to stay closed for longer with restrictions on non-essential work and social activity.


219 new cases were confirmed in Ireland last night, bringing the total in the Republic to 1,125, with the number of confirmed cases in Clare rising by two to nine.

Six people have now died, after confirmation yesterday that two males in the east of the country passed away.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has acknowledged that thousands of people are still waiting to be tested.

A multi-billion euro social welfare package is among the emergency measures going before ministers today.

It will aim to subsidise the income of people who have lost work because of the Coronavirus up to somewhere around 75 per cent of their income.

Cabinet will also approve measures to protect renters – including a rent freeze and an evictions ban.