DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland reported the lowest number of COVID-19 cases for almost three weeks on Wednesday, with the seven-day average falling for the seventh consecutive day after the country introduced some of the tightest restrictions in Europe.
The Irish government last Wednesday ordered the closure of all non-essential retail for six weeks, with restaurants limited to take away services and people told to remain within 5 kilometres of their homes.
Two weeks earlier, the government banned indoor restaurant dining and limited visits to private homes.
Ireland reported 675 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the lowest daily number since Oct. 9, while the seven-day average fell to 866 from 1,176 a week ago, its data showed.
The Health Ministry also reported six new deaths linked to COVID-19.
Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by David Holmes
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