Close

Follow Lovin Dublin

Leo Varadkar extends Covid-19 measures by further three weeks

By Darragh Murphy

April 10, 2020 at 4:23pm

Share:

Leo Varadkar has announced the extension of the current Covid-19 measures.

Two weeks after Leo Varadkar put in place more restrictive guidelines for Irish citizens in a bid to halt the spread of Covid-19, An Taoiseach has now announced the extension of those measures by an additional three weeks.

At Government Buildings on Good Friday, An Taoiseach called a press conference where he confirmed the expected extension of the measures, meaning they will be in place until Tuesday, May 5, at the earliest.

"Today's message is that we cannot be complacent and we cannot lose focus," Varadkar said.

"What we're doing is difficult but it is making a difference and we have to keep going.

"We need to persevere and we need to maintain our discipline and resolve.

"The restrictions we introduced two weeks ago were set to expire on Sunday. Today the expert recommendation is to extend them for a further three weeks until Tuesday, May 5. The Government has accepted this recommendation."

Varadkar praised the vast majority of Irish people for heeding the advice of experts in slowing the spread coronavirus.

But while it has slowed considerably, the spread of the virus has not stopped and Varadkar has encouraged people to continue to observe public health guidelines so that we can get past these trying times.

Quoting poet Seamus Heaney on numerous occasions at Friday's press conference, Varadkar reminded people that "if we winter this one out, we can summer anywhere."

READ NEXT - Gardai handed powers to arrest people flouting travel restrictions over Easter weekend

Share:

Join the Lovin Dublin Newsletter

* indicates required

Interests

Marketing Permissions

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Lovin Media Group:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.