DUBLIN – Ireland will close restaurants, taverns and some shops on Christmas Eve, a month after health officials warned that the country was rapidly becoming the third most infected with COVID-19. :
In early October, Ireland had the lowest COVID-19 frequency in Europe for the temporary closure of shops, bars and restaurants. Unlike most of Europe, they were mostly open during the busy December trading period.
However, the five-day average of new cases has almost doubled in just four days, prompting the government to cancel temporary hosting plans until the New Year and move its amended version of its maximum restrictions until January 12. ,