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Coronavirus: One new death and 11 new cases as travel restrictions to be extended

1,741 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – with two new deaths reported today.

While there has been a total of 11 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today.

That means there is now a total of 25,509 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Travel Restrictions 

Restrictions on international travel are likely to remain in place until 20 July at the earliest, under plans to be considered by the Cabinet on Monday.

This includes the requirement to quarantine for 14 days after arriving in Ireland from abroad.

The restrictions currently in place were due to be eased next Thursday, 9 July.

However, concern about a possible resurgence of the virus in other countries has prompted advice to the Government that they should remain in place for now.

Important information 

Symptoms of Covid-19 include:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Breathing difficulties.

Further resources:

  • The HSE: Official advice on the coronavirus in Ireland. This is being updated based on the number of confirmed cases and how the virus spreads in Ireland.
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs: Official advice on where to avoid travelling to. Also a resource for those who are abroad.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO): The UN agency on global public health publishes statements and daily situation reports based on the latest data.
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): The EU agency on the number of cases, deaths and how it’s spreading in Europe.
  • The Johns Hopkins University map: A heat map of the confirmed cases across the world.

A helpline for older people who are concerned about the coronavirus has been launched by Alone. The number is 0818 222 024, and it’s open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm.

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