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Ireland Iconic Dublin nightclub Copper Face Jacks to close for two weeks due to coronavirus fears

23:35  12 march  2020
23:35  12 march  2020 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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Legendary nightclub Copper Face Jacks has announced it is to close for two weeks in a bid to tackle the coronavirus crisis.

This morning, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced the closure of all schools, colleges and childcare facilities until March 29 as part of a raft of measures to stem the spread of the killer COVID-19.

The Government has also advised that indoor mass gatherings of more than 100 people and outdoor mass gatherings of more than 500 should be cancelled.

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The Harcourt Street watering hole has decided to follow that advice and will shut its doors from this evening.

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A statement from Coppers read: "Following advice from the Irish government in relation to the cancellation of pubic gatherings of 100 people or more, we believe it is in the best interests of our valued customers and staff that we close until March 29th."

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The iconic venue last week jokingly erected a "no shift zone" ahead of growing fears over the deadly virus.

Posting one of these mock 'no shift zone' images on their Facebook page, Coppers joked: "Signs are currently being erected ahead of the weekend to help stop the spread of #Coronavirus.  Could you all just fist bump or something until this all blows over?"

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