Leo Varadkar issues emergency coronavirus crackdown in Ireland as disease grips nation

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced new action and emergency legislation to be enacted by the end of the week to combat the coronavirus outbreak in the Republic of Ireland.

At the time of writing, the country’s total confirmed cases has reached more than 1,000.

He told the country: “We need to do more, we need to flatten the curve and suppress the virus.

“So I’m asking you to stay at home, if at all possible.

“This is the best way to slow the virus, ensure our hospitals are not overwhelmed and buy us time.”

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