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Leo Varadkar On Why The Government Has Decided To Ban Home And Garden Visits When The Pubs Are Still Open

The government has decided to ban visits to other people's homes and gardens from tonight. The restr...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:58 PM - 15 Oct 2020



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

Leo Varadkar On Why The Government Has Decided To Ban Home And Garden Visits When The Pubs Are Still Open

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:58 PM - 15 Oct 2020

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The government has decided to ban visits to other people's homes and gardens from tonight.

The restrictions will remain in place for four weeks, but exceptions will be made on compassionate grounds and for essential reasons such as childcare.

T√°naiste and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar told The Last Word that the decision was made because most COVID-19 transmission is happening in private households: "People are getting too close to each other and staying together for too long."

He also explained why pubs are still open despite the ban on household visits, and discussed legislation that would allow Gardaí to issue fines for not wearing a mask.

Leo Varadkar On Why The Government Has Decided To Ban Home And Garden Visits When The Pubs Are Still Open

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