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Pubs May Have To Reduce Opening Hours And Customer Numbers To Reopen

By Dave Simpson

Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the country, Irish pubs may have to agree to reduce their opening hours and customer numbers in order to reopen.

The Irish Independent quotes acting chief medical officer Dr. Ronan Glynn as saying, "We may be beginning to see more cases which we cannot link to outbreaks or close contacts. The National Public Health Emergency Team [Nphet] will continue to monitor this situation closely over the coming days."

Possible Setback

Non-food serving pubs that are hoping to be permitted to reopen on August 10 could experience a setback as a result of the spike in coronavirus cases in Ireland.

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Nphet is due to meet on Tuesday August 4 to consider the status of the fourth phase of reopening businesses, which includes non-food serving pubs and is tentatively scheduled to be put into motion on August 10.

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