Video and pictures from historic first week of coronavirus lockdown in Cork

Video and pictures from historic first week of coronavirus lockdown in Cork
Looking down on St Patrick's Bridge and St. Patrick's Street in Cork.Picture: Eddie O'Hare

LAST weekend, Ireland went into lockdown and life as we know it changed dramatically. 

An Taoiseach Leo Vardakar announced the almost full lockdown of the country in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, creating restrictions on our freedom of movement and our way of living.

Since then, the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ireland has risen to 4,604 and sadly 137 people have died.

The time will come again when our lives go back to normal but today, we look at how Cork has reacted to the new restrictions and capture the scenes from a tragically historic week in the history of our city, county and country. 

A quiet Midleton to Cork road near Carrigtwohill today during the current Covid-19 restrictions.Picture Denis Minihane.
A quiet Midleton to Cork road near Carrigtwohill today during the current Covid-19 restrictions.Picture Denis Minihane.

(l to r) Olga Voytenko, Violeta Nimani, and Rudina Zhuka with some of the masks made to protect residents of 'Direct Provision' centres. Irish Defence Force personnel from 1 Brigade and The Irish Naval Service work together erecting Multi-Purpose Tactical Soft Shelters (MPTSS's) outside the Mercy University Hospital at Grenville Place, Cork City in support of the HSE's Covid-19 treatment strategy at the city centre hospital. Pic; Larry CumminsTony Buckley with his dog Ned from Horgan's building's in Cork gets a visit from his son Mick Buckley and his daughter in law Helena from Friars Walk during the current Covid-19 Pandemic Picture: Eddie O'HareLocal resident Pauline Roche who is presently working from home because of the Covid-19 emergency taking an early morning walk with her dog Billy around the pond in the community park in Carrigaline, Co. Cork, Ireland. Picture; David Creedon / Anzenberger Postman Kevin Ruby from Lombardstown, Co Cork has a fun way to deliver the mail with his Teddy on his rounds at Ballyclough, Co Cork. Picture Dan LinehanA quiet road at the Causeway near Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, on Monday morning during the Covid-19 restrictions.Picture Denis Minihane. Fergus Twomey, Sergeant in Charge at the Blackrock Garda Station and Garda Ray Costelloe conducting a checkpoint on the Blackrock Road, Cork as part of the new Coronavirus Covid-19 regulations. Picture Dan LinehanSaturday night on St Patrick's Street night while Mayfield Community Policing were on patrol. Source: Garda Síochána - Cork, Kerry & Limerick - Southern Region Facebook Deserted Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork last Saturday.Picture: Eddie O'Hare As the new Coronavirus Covid-19 regulations come into force the Gardai have has a presence on our beaches. Garda Tim McCarthy, Clonakilty Chambers is pictured at Long Strand, West Cork.   Picture Dan Linehan As the new Coronavirus Covid-19 regulations come into effect the Gardai have a presence on the streets of Cork today. Picture Dan LinehanThe Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. John Sheehan giving blood in the Millenium Hall at the City Hall, Cork, where they Irish Blood Transfusion Service have set up a temporary Clinic. Picture Dan Linehan Pictured is George O’Sullivan, resident of Cramers Court Nursing Home in Belgooly, Kinsale, Co Cork, greeting his daughter Lillian and grandson George from his bedroom window. Photo credit: Teresa O’Donovan Mercy University Hospital, Cork is engaging with the Defence Forces for logistical support as part of its Covid-19 preparedness plan.A face mask on the statue of Father Mathew in Cork.Picture Denis Minihane.Jill Kelly, second class teacher, Maria Carroll, Assistant Principal, Colin Daly, Deputy Principal and Carl O'Brien, Principal at Scoil Mhuire Fatima, North Monastery Primary School Cork as the staff take the hampers for delivery to families of pupils at the school, during the current COVID-19 pandemic.Pic; Larry Cummins.Tim Murphy, from O'Crualaoí's making home deliveries to families from Coláiste Éamann Rís as students may be missing meals during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Picture: Eddie O'HareMerchant's quay leading into Patrick street and Lavitts quay in Cork at lunchtime.Picture: Eddie O'Hare

(l to r) Olga Voytenko, Violeta Nimani, and Rudina Zhuka with some of the masks made to protect residents of 'Direct Provision' centres.
(l to r) Olga Voytenko, Violeta Nimani, and Rudina Zhuka with some of the masks made to protect residents of 'Direct Provision' centres.

Irish Defence Force personnel from 1 Brigade and The Irish Naval Service work together erecting Multi-Purpose Tactical Soft Shelters (MPTSS's) outside the Mercy University Hospital at Grenville Place, Cork City in support of the HSE's Covid-19 treatment strategy at the city centre hospital. Pic; Larry CumminsTony Buckley with his dog Ned from Horgan's building's in Cork gets a visit from his son Mick Buckley and his daughter in law Helena from Friars Walk during the current Covid-19 Pandemic Picture: Eddie O'HareLocal resident Pauline Roche who is presently working from home because of the Covid-19 emergency taking an early morning walk with her dog Billy around the pond in the community park in Carrigaline, Co. Cork, Ireland. Picture; David Creedon / Anzenberger Postman Kevin Ruby from Lombardstown, Co Cork has a fun way to deliver the mail with his Teddy on his rounds at Ballyclough, Co Cork. Picture Dan LinehanA quiet road at the Causeway near Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, on Monday morning during the Covid-19 restrictions.Picture Denis Minihane. Fergus Twomey, Sergeant in Charge at the Blackrock Garda Station and Garda Ray Costelloe conducting a checkpoint on the Blackrock Road, Cork as part of the new Coronavirus Covid-19 regulations. Picture Dan LinehanSaturday night on St Patrick's Street night while Mayfield Community Policing were on patrol. Source: Garda Síochána - Cork, Kerry & Limerick - Southern Region Facebook Deserted Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork last Saturday.Picture: Eddie O'Hare As the new Coronavirus Covid-19 regulations come into force the Gardai have has a presence on our beaches. Garda Tim McCarthy, Clonakilty Chambers is pictured at Long Strand, West Cork.   Picture Dan Linehan As the new Coronavirus Covid-19 regulations come into effect the Gardai have a presence on the streets of Cork today. Picture Dan LinehanThe Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. John Sheehan giving blood in the Millenium Hall at the City Hall, Cork, where they Irish Blood Transfusion Service have set up a temporary Clinic. Picture Dan Linehan Pictured is George O’Sullivan, resident of Cramers Court Nursing Home in Belgooly, Kinsale, Co Cork, greeting his daughter Lillian and grandson George from his bedroom window. Photo credit: Teresa O’Donovan Mercy University Hospital, Cork is engaging with the Defence Forces for logistical support as part of its Covid-19 preparedness plan.A face mask on the statue of Father Mathew in Cork.Picture Denis Minihane.Jill Kelly, second class teacher, Maria Carroll, Assistant Principal, Colin Daly, Deputy Principal and Carl O'Brien, Principal at Scoil Mhuire Fatima, North Monastery Primary School Cork as the staff take the hampers for delivery to families of pupils at the school, during the current COVID-19 pandemic.Pic; Larry Cummins.Tim Murphy, from O'Crualaoí's making home deliveries to families from Coláiste Éamann Rís as students may be missing meals during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Picture: Eddie O'HareMerchant's quay leading into Patrick street and Lavitts quay in Cork at lunchtime.Picture: Eddie O'HareMacCurtain street in Cork at lunchtime on Tuesday.Picture: Eddie O'Hare

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