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Household Visits Banned As New Restrictions Come Into Effect

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

7:57 AM - 16 Oct 2020



Household visits are banned nationwide as new Covid-19 restrictions came into effect overnight, while no more than six people from two households can meet outdoors.

Cavan, Monaghan, and Donegal are now under level 4 restrictions, meaning shops that sell non-essential items are not allowed to open for four weeks.

It comes as 1,205 cases and 3 additional deaths were confirmed last night, while NPHET is predicting that case numbers could reach 2,500-a-day by Halloween.

The Ballyjamesduff local electoral area in county Cavan has the highest 14-day incidence of Covid-19 in the country with a rate of 651 cases per 100,000.

The district has overtaken Lifford Stranorlar in Donegal which has grown slightly in the past week to 610.

Gorey in Wexford has seen a 400 percent increase in this week's figure compared to last week's, and now has a rate of 533.

City centre areas in Cork and Galway both have rates of more than 550, while the highest in Dublin is Ballyfermot-Drimnagh.



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