Despite recommendations from the health authorities, Ireland is not completely locked in the fight against the coronavirus. The Irish government rejects the proposal for a total lockdown for fear of extremely damaging effects on the economy. But over the next three weeks, more stringent measures are going to apply across the country, Prime Minister Martin announced. The government is asking residents to stay in their own area and to meet as few other people as possible.
Museums and other cultural institutions have to be closed. In pubs there will be nothing except booze. No food allowed and no one can sit. However, up to 15 customers are now allowed to be outside. In the Dublin, such pubs are closed and it will remain so until further notice.