The measure came into effect on Thursday midnight a day after after the Irish government made a decision to upgrade the Covid-19 response in three northern counties of Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan from the current Level 3 to 4, reports Xinhua news agency.
These were the details of the news Coronavirus Ireland latest: Nphet recommends level 5 restrictions for the entire. for this day.
Last month, the government introduced a new five-tier response mechanism to deal with the pandemic in the country with Level 1 having the least amount of restrictions and Level 5 having the strictest measures.
Prof. Gerry Killeen, AXA Research Chair in Applied Pathogen Ecology at the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork said that a move to Level 5 would be the "right thing to do".
On Friday, the Department of Health reported the deaths of two more people who had tested positive for Covid-19.
It is due to be discussed at a meeting between Government and Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.
While Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal are now under level four restrictions - meaning shops that sell non-essential items are not allowed to open for four weeks.
Restaurants, pubs, retail and hotels: There can only be takeaway or food delivery services from cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs - including those in hotels.
Household visits have been banned across all 26 counties except for compassionate grounds and essential reasons such as such as providing care to children, elderly or vulnerable people, or those who live alone.
No organized indoor gatherings shall take place and the maximum number of people permitted for outdoor gatherings is 15.
Eleven Covid-19 related deaths were registered in Northern Ireland in the week to 9 October, official figures show.
Today, more than three times that number are being treated in hospital for Covid-19.
Last evenings NPHET briefing recorded 97 new cases in the county, bringing the total to date in Galway to 1,359.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Right now, we need everyone to cut their social contacts to an absolute minimum.
"Every time you physically interact with another person, you are providing an opportunity for the virus to spread", he said.