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Kildare Lockdown Extended, Laois And Offaly's Restrictions Lifted

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

3:25 PM - 21 Aug 2020



COVID-19 restrictions are being extended in Kildare, but they will be lifted for counties Laois and Offaly.

Kildare's lockdown is being extended for two weeks due to the large number of coronavirus cases reported there over the past two weeks.

The county continues to see cases in double digits - with 24 new infections reported to the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) on Thursday.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn thanked people in all three of the counties for their efforts since August 7th.

However, he said that "unfortunately" NPHET has decided that the COVID-19 situation in Kildare "differs considerably" from that observed in Laois and Offaly.

Cafes and restaurants in the three counties could only offer take away food, deliveries and outdoor dining for the past two weeks.

Suzanne O'Reilly of Olive and Fig cafe in Tullamore says they've been hit financially by this.

"When the weather is bad, we have nothing, we have nothing due to dramatically decreased business."



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