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The Cabinet is due to meet later to discuss advice from health officials on weather Laois, Offaly and Kildare are taken out of lockdown.

The local restrictions are due to end on Sunday.

The restrictions, announced on August 7th, saw pubs and restaurants operate as takeaway only.

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Shops have remained open, but had to adhere to face covering and social distancing guidelines.

People in those counties were also asked to restrict their movements to within their own county, and to avoid all non-essential travel.

In the last two weeks since lockdown was imposed there have been 435 cases in Kildare, 81 in Offaly and 41 in Laois.

Kildare continues to see cases in double digits - with 24 new infections reported to the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) on Thursday.

Offaly is still recording cases, but in single digits.

Laois however did not record a single new case according to the latest figures.

Also up for discussion will be advice around visitation in nursing homes and residential care facilities, which NPHET says will involve 'small changes'.

It is understood any meeting of the Cabinet will be done remotely.

Reporting by Andrew Lowth

Main image: A Garda checkpoint on the Kilcullen Road in Co Kildare. Picture by: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

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