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Ireland Readies Some of Europe’s Toughest Virus Curbs

  • Health authorities recommend highest level of lockdown
  • Government warns of ‘big economic hit’ from new measures
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Ireland is set to introduce some of the toughest curbs in Europe in a renewed effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The cabinet is due to meet on Monday to finalize the restrictions, after health authorities recommended a move to the tightest lockdown tier, Level 5, as cases surge. Amid concern about the economic and social implications of a return to near-full lockdown, the government may opt for a mix of Level 4 and Level 5 measures.