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'Not out of danger zone' - health officials fearful of new virus wave as lockdown eases across the country

We are not out of the danger zone,’ warns Harris

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Siobhán Molloy helps get Jones Garden Centre ready in Donabate, Co Dublin. Photo: Mark Condren

Siobhán Molloy helps get Jones Garden Centre ready in Donabate, Co Dublin. Photo: Mark Condren

Siobhán Molloy helps get Jones Garden Centre ready in Donabate, Co Dublin. Photo: Mark Condren

As hundreds of shops reopen and tens of thousands of workers return to their jobs today, there is widespread nervousness among officials that the spread of coronavirus could creep up again.

Garden centres, DIY stores and golf courses will once again be open for business and construction workers are returning to building sites as part of the first major easing of restrictions since the coronavirus crisis began.

Four people from different households are now allowed to meet outside for the first time in months, albeit while maintaining two-metre physical distancing and staying within 5km of their homes.


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