March 16, 2020 / 8:47 AM / 24 days ago

Ireland unlikely to issue new coronavirus restrictions on Monday

DUBLIN, March 16 (Reuters) - Ireland is unlikely to issue any major new coronavirus-related restrictions on Monday after it shut down schools, universities and pubs in recent days, Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney said ahead of a cabinet meeting on the virus.

“I don’t think you’re going to see any dramatic new decisions made today, I think you’ll see a refining of existing decisions trying to reassure and inform people who may be losing their jobs today,” Coveney told national broadcaster RTE.

Asked if it was still safe to travel to Britain after cautious travel advice was issued regarding the European Union, Coveney said he thought it was still safe but that “people should be cautious about travelling at all right now”. (Reporting by Padraic Halpin; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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