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Ireland Coronavirus Ireland: Gardai announce major operation to ensure public comply with strict new COVID-19 lockdown measures

07:15  28 march  2020
07:15  28 march  2020 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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The strict measures include the closure of restaurants and bars, and bans large gatherings. People are urged to not leave their homes unless they are going Minister Markus Soeder said on Friday that the lockdown , which begins at midnight, was not an "easy" decision to make. "We're shutting down

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Garda (stock) © Provided by Dublin Live Garda (stock)

Gardai are to launch a major nationwide policing operation aimed at ensuring the public comply with strict new lockdown measures announced this evening. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced stringent new measures this evening banning all non-essantial trips. The measures will remain in place until Easter Sunday, April 12.

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The government announced the new measures at a news conference on Saturday, and they are set to come into effect on Monday morning. The battery of measures effectively means all restaurants, bars, hotels, non-essential retail outlets and education centers will be shut nationwide.

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There will be high visibility patrolling by Garda members across the country during the weekend to ensure people adhere to the lockdown rules. The operation runs from 7pm tonight until 7am on Monday morning, March 30 and will involve thousands of Gardai on foot, bike and mobile patrols.

Members of Garda Siochana (Irish Police) patrol Dublin city center during Christmas Season.  On Saturday, December 21, 2019, in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) © Artur Widak/NurPhoto Members of Garda Siochana (Irish Police) patrol Dublin city center during Christmas Season. On Saturday, December 21, 2019, in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Gardai said they will seek to encourage people to maintain the necessary public health measures but will intervene where venues and outlets are not in compliance or where groups of people are not adhering to recommended measures. 

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Announcing the operation, Commissioner Drew Harris said: "An Garda Síochána’s priority is keeping people safe and that will continue this weekend. "There will be a major policing plan across the country with high visibility of Garda members at key locations.

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris holds press conference on coronavirus outside Garda Headquarters in Dublin. © Brian Lawless/PA Wire/PA Images Garda Commissioner Drew Harris holds press conference on coronavirus outside Garda Headquarters in Dublin. "It is vital that people adhere to the social distancing guidelines. This will reduce the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. "The vast majority of people are complying with the guidelines and we want that to continue this weekend. By all of us working together, we can flatten the curve and keep our loved ones safe.”

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Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey added: "These high visibility patrols are to provide re-assurance and social distancing advice to the public.

"Garda members will pro-actively engage positively with people. An Garda Síochána will police as it has always done with the consent of the people. It is in everybody’s interest that people comply with these measures.”

Gallery: Ireland in the coronavirus crisis (Photo Services)

Anyone who may have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19, is advised to contact HSE Live via 1850 24 1850 or on the HSE website here

If you are unwell with a cough, especially with respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever) you should isolate yourself immediately and phone your GP

If you have a COVID-19 related travel query, you can call the dedicated advice centre on (01)613 1733.

Follow the government’s latest travel advice here

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