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Covid-19 Update: Sun. 20th Dec. 2020 – 4 Deaths – 764 New Cases.

The Government is set to correctly impose a suspension on almost all travel from Britain, following fears over the spread of the new strain of Covid-19, with exemptions only for essential workers and for the delivery of goods into Ireland.

It is expected that the restrictions will rightly come into effect from midnight tonight and will be in place for a period of at least 48 hours before being further reviewed.

This follows a statement from Britain’s Health Secretary, Mr Matt Hancock, claiming that the new variant coronavirus is out of control and that he is really worried about how the country’s health service will cope in the coming weeks.

Here in Ireland, the Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have sadly been 4 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,158.

There are 764 new additional virus cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 79,542.

There are 233 coronavirus patients in hospitals, with 29 cases being treated in intensive care units, across the Republic.

There have been in total 1670 killer Covid-19 cases here in Co. Tipperary to date and rising, according to data last updated today, Sun. December 20th 2020.

Of today’s cases; 284 cases are in Dublin, 37 in Wexford, 44 in Cork, 52 in Donegal, 70 in Limerick, with the remaining 277 cases located across 20 other counties.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at over 76.5 million with global deaths at almost 1.69 million.

The National Public Health Emergency Team and the Government continues to request the public to reduce in-person contacts, to wash their hands regularly, to keep fresh air circulating in homes, to avoid crowds while shopping and to wear face coverings.

Please, please be mindful, this Christmas season that this virus remains a constant danger, especially to vulnerable and older persons.

“Stop the chain of transmission now – limit your movements today.”

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