May 18, 2021
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LATEST: Eight more cases of virus confirmed in Waterford, Dublin goes into lockdown from midnight

A further three people have died after contracting the coronavirus as 253 new cases of the virus were confirmed this evening.

It brings the overall death toll as a result of the virus to1,792. There are now 32,271 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the country.

Waterford is among the counties to record new infections, according to the latest daily briefing from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

The breakdown of the latest cases are as follows: 116 in Dublin, 22 in Kildare, 14 in Cork, 14 in Galway, 13 in Donegal, 10 in Limerick, 10 in Louth, 9 in Mayo, 8 in Waterford, 7 in Wicklow with the remaining 30 cases are located in Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Tipperary, Westmeath.

The latest cases were confirmed as the Cabinet confirmed it has agrees to implement NPHET’s recommendations to tighten the restrictions on Dublin to Level 3 and to ban indoor dining in the capital.

The restrictions will be in place from midnight tonight for the next three weeks.

There is expected to be an exception for weddings this weekend.


Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating, and He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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