Ireland will not consider re-opening its hospitality sector before mid-summer due to the high level of COVID-19 infections in the country, Prime Minister Micheál Martin said on Saturday.
The country has registered 4,135 deaths related to the virus, almost half of them since the start of January.
Bars, restaurants, cafes and hotels have been closed in Ireland for much of the past 12 months, with the latest national lockdown in place since late December.
The country has the 16th highest rate of COVID-19 infections of the 30 countries monitored by the European Center for Disease Control.
Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 21/02/2021