Covid-19: Sweeping new travel restrictions to come into place from midnight

Everyone must stay at home for next two weeks - except in exceptional circumstances

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

As the coronavirus crisis worsens, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has stated that from midnight tonight and for a two-week period, everybody must stay at home, except in specific circumstances.

He has urged people to show their support for healthcare staff by staying home.

This evening he announced that all public transport and passenger travel will be restricted to workers or those providing essential services, and all public and private gatherings outside will be prohibited.

New measures will mean people will not be able to travel outside a 2km radius from their homes.

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