| 26 May 2024, Sunday |

Ireland imposes curfew at 8:00 p.m. for pubs and restaurants

To limit the spread of the Omicron strain of the coronavirus, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin announced on Friday evening the implementation of an 8 p.m. curfew for pubs, taverns, and restaurants until the end of January.

From Sunday through January 30, “all restaurants and bars (…) must close at 8:00 p.m.” declared Ireland’s prime minister in a speech.

The Prime Minister emphasized the threat that the variant poses not only to the healthcare system, but also to the country’s “society and economy,” noting that the variant is spreading “aggressively” in all areas. age brackets

“It’s evident that we need to slow the spread of Omicron and deliver more individuals their booster doses,” he concluded.

The manager also announced that indoor events will no longer be allowed in the evening after 8:00 p.m. and announced a reduction in the capacity of events welcoming the public.

Weddings cannot be celebrated beyond this time and limited to one hundred people.

All passengers arriving in the country will be required to perform a PCR or antigen test and are advised to take an antigen test daily for the five days of their arrival.

According to the latest figures, Ireland has recorded more than 644,000 cases of coronavirus and 5,835 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

  • Reuters