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Garda checkpoints in place for Kildare, Laois and Offaly as local lockdown restrictions announced

There can be “no guarantee” the localised lockdowns in the counties would be ended in two weeks, the acting Chief Medical Officer admitted

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Micheal Martin (Brian Lawless/PA)

Micheal Martin (Brian Lawless/PA)

A sign outside the O’Brien Fine Foods plant in Timahoe Co KIldare where a coronavirus outbreak was confirmed. Photo by Steve Humphreys, 7th August 2020

A sign outside the O’Brien Fine Foods plant in Timahoe Co KIldare where a coronavirus outbreak was confirmed. Photo by Steve Humphreys, 7th August 2020

Acting Chief Medical Officer Ronan McGlynn is due to brief Health Minister Stephen Donnelly on Nphet's recommendations. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins

Acting Chief Medical Officer Ronan McGlynn is due to brief Health Minister Stephen Donnelly on Nphet's recommendations. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins

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Micheal Martin (Brian Lawless/PA)

People living in Kildare, Offaly and Laois will be put under a partial lockdown for the next two weeks.

There will be garda checkpoints monitoring citizens movement around Kildare, Offaly and Laois, to prevent people leaving the locked down counties.


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