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New Restrictions Impact Construction Industry From Today, As Nurses Issue Stark Warning

Up to 80,000 people will lose their jobs today when the construction sector temporarily closes down until January 31st,  following new restrictions imposed by the Government.

There are a small number of exceptions, including some health, social housing and education projects.

Meanwhile an emergency meeting is taking place today, as the country's nurses say they can no longer provide a safe service. The INMO says hospital staffing is in 'freefall', with over 3,500 nurses out of work due to Covid-19.

It comes as a record 1,043 patients were in hospital with the virus by 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon.


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