November 29, 2020

One more death from virus, just 25 new cases, salons warn of price hikes as thousands queue

One more person has died after contracting the coronavirus as 25 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this evening.

It brings the overall death toll as a result of the virus to 1,679. There are now 25,201 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the country, according to the latest daily update from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

Meanwhile, as Covid-19 restrictions are eased tomorrow, a report today says salons across the country have thousands of clients queuing up to have their locks trimmed after three months under lockdown.

And they warned prices may have to rise to cover the cost of personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff.

Paul Dromgoole, owner of Zeba, told The Sunday Times an increase of up to 15% increase may be on the cards for customers desperate to get their first post-lockdown haircut.

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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