We’re not out of the woods yet.
With 434 new cases of coronavirus reported this evening, 44 in Cork, and four more deaths from the virus, Gardaí have reminded the public that Covid-19 restrictions remain in place for now.
Nearly 4,000 fines have been issued to people attending or organising house parties and gatherings, both of which are still banned until the restrictions are eased on Monday.
Gardaí are continuing high visibility patrols at public amenities, parks and beauty spots across the country this weekend, with a Garda spokesperson asking people to “act responsibly and stay safe when planning activities – avoid large gatherings and meeting in groups.”
As of close of business yesterday, 14,779 €100 fines have been issued for non-essential travel. The ban on inter-county journeys ends on Monday, May 10th.
“Thanks to the hard work and sacrifice of so many, all the Covid-19 indicators are going in the right direction. However, as society starts to open up again, we can’t afford to be complacent,” said Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, Anne Marie McMahon.
“As we enjoy meeting up with more of our family and friends, and doing activities we haven’t been able to do for a while, please remember not to gather in large groups.
“Please maintain social distancing. Please do not hold or attend house parties. And keep washing your hands.”