Mirror is reporting that Ireland will close all schools, universities and public offices in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.
The country will go into lockdown from 6pm tonight with measures currently in place until March 29.
Gatherings of more than 100 people will be banned, with the maximum number of people at outdoor gatherings capped at 500.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar: “We have not witnessed a pandemic of this nature in living memory and this is uncharted territory for us.”
The tragedy came as nine new cases were confirmed in the Republic last night – bringing the total to 43 with 18 in the North.
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