Covid-19 Update: Fri. 22nd May 2020 – 11 Deaths – 115 New Cases.

“Remember we must keep our distance now, in order to be closer in the future.”

Today, Minister for Health Mr Simon Harris has announced that, as and from next week, it will be mandatory for anyone who arrives to this country through airports and ports to self-isolate for 14 days.

From next week also, persons arriving here in Ireland will have to fill out a mandatory ‘Passenger Location Form’, and could face follow-up checks to ensure that people are staying at the addresses where they stated that they would be self-isolating.

It was further confirmed that no non-essential travel outside of Ireland would be permitted, for at least the immediate future.

These new regulations are set to come into effect from Thursday May 28th next and will not include aircraft crew, diplomats and international transport workers, but will provide for fines of up to €2,500 or up to six month’s imprisonment for any of the following: –

(A) Failure to complete and give the form to a relevant person.
(B) Providing information that is known to be false or misleading (whether on the form, when presenting the form, or in subsequent follow-up checks)
(C) Failure to provide further information to a relevant person upon request (who suspects that the form has not been completed properly)
(D) Failure to update residence or contact details if they change within 14 days of arrival into the State.

Meanwhile, the total number of Covid-19 virus cases that have been confirmed here in Co. Tipperary; as of midnight on Wednesday, May 20th last, remains at 529, with an increase of 0 recorded new case, within a 24-hour period.

The Department of Health has confirmed, this evening, that a further 11 people have tragically died from the virus, here in the Republic of Ireland over the past 24 hours. These latest figures place the total number of deaths since this pandemic began, to 1,592.

This evening, it has also been confirmed that an additional 115 new cases of coronavirus have been identified, bringing the total since conception to 24,506.

Please Do Continue To Remain Safe.


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