COVID-19 UPDATE: A further 11 pass away as Government says all international arrivals must fill out locator form by law
A further 11 people lost their lives from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland in the last 24 hours, the HSE said this evening.
The total death toll here is now 1,592 while the number of confirmed cases has now reached 24,506 after another 115 were diagnosed.
Meanwhile, from next week all passengers arriving into the country will be legally required to complete a passenger locator form, the Government has announced.
Current advice to Irish citizens and residents is to not travel overseas and for passengers arriving here from overseas to self-isolate for 14 days.
“These are extraordinary measures but they are necessary in a time of a public health crisis,” Health Minister Simon Harris said.
“We continue to advise everyone against non-essential travel. However, if a person does arrive into Ireland, they will legally obliged to fill out this form, regardless of their nationality.”