Lockdown set to be extended util March

The Department of Health have confirmed there have been 7 additional deaths from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.  1,372 new cases have also been confirmed.


There were 18 new cases yesterday in Donegal 12 in Sligo and less than 5 in Leitrim.



The lockdown is set to be extended until March 5th when the cabinet meets this morning.


The cabinet sub-committee on COVID has also agreed to a mandatory two week quarantine for anyone arriving into Ireland without a negative PCR test.


The same rules will apply for anyone coming from Brazil or South Africa.


The measures are all expected to be approved by ministers this morning, but may take some time to implement.


Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ronan Glynn, says there has so far been no evidence of the new Brazilian variant in Ireland: