As the number of confirmed cases of Covid 19 in Mayo and nationally, continue to rise, the Cabinet is to meet this afternoon and full Level 5 restrictions are expected to be imposed.

That would involve non-essential retail and gyms closing and travel limited to 5 kilometres from your home.

The ban on household mixing, due to come in on New Year's Day, could also be brought forward.

It's after 1,546 new cases of Covid-19 were reported yesterday - a record daily figure. There were 69 new cases detected in Mayo, 43 in Galway, 15 in Sligo, 11 in Roscommon and less than 5 I Leitrim.

Mayo Fianna Fail deputy Dara Calleary told Midwest News today that 69 cases of the virus in Mayo yesterday is of concern. He believes further restrictions are likely to be imposed following today’s Cabinet meeting, taking NPHET advice on board.

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