The National Public Health Emergency Team advised against the re-opening of pubs until there's been two weeks of stabilisation in the trajectory of the virus.
This would apply to most counties in the country given the rising number of cases over the past two weeks.
NPHET also told the government last week the same should apply for the increase to 200 in people allowed to attend sports.
In a letter dated last Thursday acting CMO Ronan Glynn said there's no guarantee more measures will not be needed nationwide in the coming days and weeks.
He also warned Dublin is on track to see at least 300 cases of COVID a day by the end of this month.
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