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Coronavirus: No new deaths but 18 new cases as video of street drinking emerges

There were no new Coronavirus deaths today – meaning 1,741 is the death toll in Ireland still.

While there has been a total of 18 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today.

That means there is now a total of 25,527 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Video in Dublin causes concern

A body representing publicans has strongly criticised images that have emerged on social media of people drinking on the streets of Dublin city centre last night.

The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) said it “utterly condemns” the scenes, saying it is in no way acceptable and “completely jeopardises” public health.

It also said it fully supports measures being taken by gardaí to manage these issues.

In a statement, the LVA said while it believes most pubs and customers are following reopening guidelines, there have been similar scenes in Dublin city centre over the last few weekends.

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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