Earlier closing times for bars and restaurants being considered
Pubs, nightclubs and restaurants in Laois and other parts of the country will shut at midnight from this week to stem the Covid-19 surge.
The Government's Covid-19 Cabinet Committee for Covid-19 has made the call to flatten the spiking virus cover that is putting hundreds of people into hospital.
Regular opening hours for bars and restaurants returned on October 22 but that decision could be reversed today, bringing back the 11.30pm close time.
4,570 cases of Covid-19 were recorded yesterday, and as of 8am this morning 614 people were being treated in hospital with the virus with 117 patients being treated in ICU.
The Government is also considering a plan that would see Covid certs required for cinemas and theatres, an audience of 50 people are currently allowed in these venues without the requirement of a cert.
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