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Ireland in 'Lock-Down' for 2 Weeks

Updated: Apr 3, 2020

Photo: Sarah Lawrence/Reuters

27.03.20: Inevitably a third set of measures revealed by the Irish government bringing to a conclusion the 'phased lockdown approach'. RTE announced that a full lockdown is now in place until Easter Sunday (April 14), except for the following circumstances:

  • To travel to and from work for the purposes of work, only where the work is an essential health, social care, or other essential service that cannot be done form home (a list of these will be provided)

  • To shop for food or household goods, or collect a meal

  • To attend medical appointments or collect medicines and other health products

  • For vital family reasons, such a providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people

  • To take brief, individual physical exercise within 2km of your own home, which may include children from your own household, as long as you adhere to two-metre physical distancing

  • For farming purposes, that is food production and the care of animals

  • A further range of non-essential shops and services will be closed

  • Adult community education centres and local community centres will be shut

  • All visits to hospitals, other residential healthcare settings and prisons are to cease, with specific exceptions on compassionat grouds.

  • All non-essential surgery, health procedures and other non essential health services will be postponed

  • Shielding or cocooning will be introduced fo all those over 70 years of age and specified categories of people who are extremely vulnerable to #Covid-19

These measures are clearly designed to slow the spread of #Covid19 so that our health services can cope, and in the longer term hopefully see the virus eradicated altogether.

Full speech by the Taoiseach here.

At times like this, positive music during your day is even more important. Life goes on, the world keeps turning & patience will always remain a virtue!

Music Corner

Black - Wonderful Life

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive

Elton John - I'm Still Standing

Neil Young - Rockin' In the Free World

Queen - Radio Ga Ga (Live Wembley 1985)

George Michael - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Roy Orbison - I Drove All Night

James Brown - I Feel Good

Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning

Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes

Tiny Turner - Proud Mary

David Bowie - We Could Be Heroes

Billy Joel - We didn't Start The Fire


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