Dublin City Council shares haunting images of capital’s busiest streets completely deserted during lockdown
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Dublin City Council shares haunting images of capital’s busiest streets completely deserted during lockdown

DUBLIN CITY Council has shared haunting CCTV images of the Irish capital during the ongoing coronavirus lockdown. 

The council took to Twitter to post images of O'Connell Street, Grafton Street, College Green and Dame Street all looking virtually deserted. 

But while the images may have represented a stark contrast to the usual bustling metropolis that is Dublin, the council was keen to view the images in a positive light. 

Image: Dublin City Council/Twitter
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With Ireland in lockdown since last Friday and the public instructed to stay at home until Easter Sunday at the earlier, empty streets represent a real positive. 

Healthcare experts have already warned of the imminent surge in coronavirus cases this April. 

However, the numbers should be less provided the public adheres to the government’s strict social distancing and self-isolation rules which have been put in place to slow the spread of the virus. 

Image: Dublin City Council/Twitter

Images of a quiet Dublin suggest, on the surface at least, that people have listened. 

In light of this, Dublin City Council is keen to say thank you to all those doing the right thing and staying at home during this period. 

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A council spokesperson said: "Thanks to everyone taking Govt restrictions seriously."

Image: Dublin City Council/Twitter

“For those who have to travel in the city ensure you obey traffic regs, speed limits & watch for vulnerable road users.  

“By everyone travelling safely we can prevent accidents & not add to the load of the emergency services." 

Image: Dublin City Council/Twitter
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With several difficult weeks to come, this may only be the start but it’s a positive to see everyone doing their bit for the effort.