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IRELAND 2 WEEK LOCK DOWN FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

Ireland is now in full lockdown as all non-essential trips are now banned for two weeks, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced.

As of midnight tonight, and stay in place until Easter Sunday Sunday 12th April 2020.

The public will be exempt only for travelling to essential work, to shop for food or household goods, for healthcare appointments, and for vital family care reasons.

Fitness activities and exercise within 2km of own home will be allowed, as well movements for farming purposes and food production.

All public gatherings outside a family household or single unit have also now been prohibited.

The Taoiseach, Health Minister Simon Harris and Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan addressed reporters at the press conference in the last hour.

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