Ireland bans large gatherings until end of August

Agence France-Presse . Dublin | Published: 23:18, Apr 22,2020


Large-scale events will remain banned in Ireland until the end of August as part of an effort to tackle the coronavirus, the government said on Tuesday.

Local authorities have been told that ‘events requiring licences in excess of 5,000 (people) will not be considered for the period up to the end of August’, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office.

Under Irish regulations, outdoor gatherings of more than 5,000 must be licensed in consultation with local government, police and the Health Services Executive.

Ireland is currently under a general lockdown, banning non-essential travel and businesses from operating until May.

There have been 730 confirmed deaths in Ireland as a result of the virus, according to figures from the department of health on Tuesday.

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