New restrictions have been announced by the Government this evening, to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Following today's cabinet meeting, the number of people that can visit a home is being reduced to 6 people, from no more than 3 households, and outdoor events will be limited to 15 people -until at least September 13th.
Over 70's are being asked to limit their contacts and to shop at designated times, while all sports events are to take place without spectators.
People are being advised to avoid public transport and to continue to work from home.
Legislation is also being considered to give Gardai greater powers to enforce the measures.
Taoiseach Michael Martin says we have to redouble our efforts to tackle the virus.