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Coronavirus: Uproar as thousands of Italian fans are out partying in packed Dublin pubs tonight




There’s thousands of Italian rugby fans out partying in Dublin tonight, even though the Ireland vs Italy rugby match did not go ahead this afternoon.

Thousands of Italians flew into Dublin, many of whom from northern Italy – the most affected area in the world outside of Asia, because they had their hotels booked and decided to make a holiday of it to the dismay of thousands of Irish people.

There’s been absolute uproar on social media on the fact that thousands of Italian rugby fans are strolling around Dublin having come over from one of the most affected coronavirus countries in the world.

Many are saying that all flights coming, in particular, from northern Italy should have been cancelled and that no Italians should have been allowed come in and possibly risk spreading the coronavirus that they don’t even know they have yet.

Italy is the worst affected country in the world outside Asia in terms of the coronavirus outbreak.

It’s a daily disaster in Italy with hundreds of cases being declared over a 24 hour period and multiple deaths from Covid-19.

Now since the government has put absolutely no measures in place as to who’s coming into the country, hundreds of Italians are due to fly into Dublin Airport despite the Italy vs Ireland Six Nations game not going ahead.

The Liberal spoke with two Italian fans who live in Dublin. They told us that they’re friends are still coming over to Dublin. They said that even though the game wasn’t going ahead that their hotel was paid for and they’re coming for a weekend mini-break anyway.

Hundreds of cases around Europe are a direct result of people either flying to Italy or being in contact with people who’ve been there.

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