27 new cases of the Coronavirus confirmed this evening

27 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Ireland, it now brings the total of infected people to 70.

Northern Ireland has 20 cases.

This morning Taoiseach Leo Varadker announced a number of measures which were to be put in place until the 29th of March.

Following the announcement, panic buying was reported throughout the country.

Tesco closed a number of stores because of high numbers of customers.

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