The Government has announced that schools, colleges and childcare facilities should close from tomorrow (Friday).
In a statement from Washington today, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Government was acting on advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team last night.
The measures announced come into effect from 6pm tonight and continue until March 29th.
They also include:
Cultural institutions will be closed
all indoor mass gatherings of more than 100 to be cancellled
all outdoor mass gatherings of more than 500 should be cancelled.
People should work from home where possible.
Shops etc to remain open.