40 new cases of Coronavirus confirmed this evening

40 new cases of the Cronavirus have been confirmed in Ireland this evening.

23 are males and 17 are females.

25 are associated with the east of the country, nine are associated with the west and six are associated with the south.

It brings the total to 169 in the Republic, 11 new cases were reported in Northern Ireland today.

This evening the Government called on all pubs to close from midnight on Sunday.