COVID-19 Ireland: EMERGENCY HEALTH LAW ASSENTED BY PRESIDENT HIGGINS ; 102 New cases, 785 Infected Altogether

TellAfrica can now confirm that, the Emergency Health Bill 2020 is now law and binding in the Republic of Ireland. The law was unanimously passed by TDs in Dail Eirean on Friday 20th of March without a vote. While it was also passed at Seanad this afternoon and received the Presidential assent today 21st of March as it becomes Law. President Michael D. Higgins signed into law this legislation which gives power to the State to detain, and restrict movements of  persons suspected to have a contagious infection. Such persons…

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COVID-19 IRELAND: School Closure May Exceed End Of March; Emergency Health Bill For Debate At Seanad

The closure of schools due to the COVID-19 outbreak may extend to April or May” – Taoiseach Leo Varadka. Leo Varadka TD, expressed this concern in a meeting with the 35 elected Fine Gael TDs in the evening of 19th March 2020. Schools in the Republic of Ireland have been closed since Thursday 12th of March 2020. The initial expected date of lapse was 29th of March 2020. However, as a result of the State’s effort to curtail the spread of the deadly and highly transmittable viral infection, the resumption…

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