Crowds outside bars could delay reopening of Irish pubs, says PM
August 12, 2020
Europe

Crowds outside bars could delay reopening of Irish pubs, says PM

DUBLIN (IRELAND) – Ireland’s prime minister said on Monday that the full reopening of pubs could be delayed after “very worrying” scenes of crowds of patrons outside some bars during the weekend.

Photos surfaced on social media, showing crowds outside a row of pubs in the Irish capital, violating social distancing norms.

The crowds thronged bars serving snacks that were given the permission to reopen last week. The rest of the pubs are slated to reopen on July 20.

“It could be delayed. We will get advice from the public health officials. We are worried about it… People do need to behave,” said PM Micheál Martin, who assumed office over a week ago.

“Some of the scenes that we witnessed are very worrying because social distancing was not being complied with at all during a number of the inspections and the opening hours weren’t being adhered to either.”

(Photos syndicated via Reuters)
This story has been edited by BH staff and is published from a syndicated field

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