Counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly have noted a surge in cases in recent days leading experts to say that a "midlands lockdown" could be a possibility if the trend continues.
The Government has issued special health advice for those living in midland areas such as Kildare, Laois and Offaly following a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases being reported there. According to reports, public health officials are not ruling out the possibility of a "midlands lockdown" if the trend continues.
Warning that tighter restrictions could come into play, the National Public Health Emergency Team has advised people to "double down" on their efforts and be extra vigilant. Authorities are expected to provide further guidance on the matter at some point throughout the day.
Accounting for over 200 new cases in the past 14 days, counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly are amongst the worst hit in recent weeks.
A statement released by the Government yesterday evening reads: