Government Says There Will Be No ‘Status Red’ Lockdown On Monday


The Government has quashed social media rumours the country’s being placed on a so-called “Status Red” lockdown from Monday.

The Defence Forces says there is no substance to them and misinformation is unhelpful during the coronavirus outbreak.

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe says there are no such plans.

“The Taoiseach is making comments on this nearly every day, as are ministers every day,” said Minister Donohoe.

“I cannot project what will be happening on Monday but I want to be very clear that there are no such plans in place.”

“But we will review every day what is happening and communicate every day but there are no such plans in place for an announcement like that.”