People urged to limit social contacts over Christmas

The Chief Medical Officer has renewed his attraction for individuals to limit their contacts as a lot as attainable over Christmas.

Dr Tony Holohan's feedback come after 922 new circumstances of Covid-19 had been confirmed yesterday, the third day in a row the determine has exceeded the 900 mark.

Eight extra individuals with the virus have died.

Dr Holohan mentioned not one of the indicators of the virus are exhibiting encouraging indicators and Ireland now has the quickest rising incidence charge within the EU.

He mentioned the perfect current individuals can provide to their family members this Christmas is to strictly adhere to the general public well being recommendation.

Yesterday, the primary of the brand new Level 5 restrictions got here into impact with eating places, gastropubs and cafes closing aside from takeaway and supply.

Hairdressers, beauticians and barbers had been among the many different companies to shut till a minimum of 12 January.

As a part of the measures spiritual providers will transfer on-line after at present however locations of worship can stay open for personal prayer.

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Meanwhile, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly final night time confirmed that he has signed the regulation authorising using the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine in Ireland.

The first supply of virtually 10,000 doses is due tomorrow – with the primary vaccinations on 30 December.

based mostly on website supplies www.rte.ie

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