Irish government to restrict movements after minister falls ill

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The Irish cabinet on Tuesday entered coronavirus self-isolation after the health minister fell ill, forcing the suspension of the lower house of parliament.

The Ceann Comhairle said that because of "very serious information arising out of events today", the Cabinet must now self isolate.

The ministers will continue to work remotely until Stephen Donnelly receives the results of a COVID-19 test, Martin told RTE television in an interview.

The measures were taken in "an abundance of caution" after Donnelly briefed the entire cabinet on new government coronavirus measures on Monday evening, he added.

But Martin said parliament would reconvene later on Tuesday with more junior ministers of state standing in to "represent the government on certain issues".

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Meanwhile new restrictions will require those in the capital to limit meetings to two households in maximum groups of six people.

Some 1,784 people have died from the virus in Ireland, according to the latest official figures.

Donnelly had appeared earlier Tuesday alongside Martin and deputy prime minister Leo Varadkar at a government press conference announcing fresh coronavirus restrictions for the city of Dublin.

PUBS in Dublin are set for yet another blow following news that they're expected to be told to remain closed.

However the framework prompted immediate confusion after the government classified all of Ireland, including Dublin, as now at "level two" - the second least severe ranking - despite the new localised restrictions in the capital.

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