Covid: New surge, new restrictions

309 cases in Roscommon in one week

Many employees will return to working from home this Friday while pubs, late night bars and nightclubs will have to close at midnight from tonight (Thursday) as part of new restrictions aimed at curbing rising Covid-19 cases across the country.

As part of the new restrictions, household close contacts, who are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic, should now restrict their movements until they have three negative antigen tests within five days.

Speaking at a press conference following Tuesday’s announcement, the Taoiseach Micheál Martin said further restrictions could not be ruled out.

Meanwhile, there were 3,633 new cases confirmed yesterday (Wednesday) with 634 Covid-19 patients in hospital, of which 119 are in ICU.

The latest figures for Roscommon showed that 309 new cases were reported in the county from Tuesday, November 9th to Monday, 15th.