Welcome to Issue #10 of the Dublin4you Newsletter. This release comes after a long break. The last issue was released back in June. At the time, summer was in full swing and our hopes were up that the Covid situation is coming steadily under control.
Both the weather, as well as the number of Covid cases look much more bleak now.
Daily cases are now back to levels seen back in April and trending upwards. Dublin and Donegal are at Level 3 of the National Framework for living with Covid-19. The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has recommended to move the whole country to Level 5 -- effectively to reimpose a countrywide lockdown but the government is more likely to extend Level 3 restrictions across the country.
On a positive note, the number of recorded Covid-related deaths so far has not been correlated with the growth of new cases and remains flat.
Meanwhile, the protests against Covid-19 restrictions are gaining momentum. This weekend, hundreds of supporters of the Yellow Vest Ireland organisation marched from Custom House Quay to Grafton Street where they staged a sit-down protest again mandatory face coverings and lockdowns.