We wandered around Cork today, a surreal experience with so few people on the streets. Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day, which will have no pubs open and all the parades cancelled.
People are being optimistic, hoping that the impact won’t be too great, but taking it very seriously nonetheless. The theatre sign shows they’ll be closed until March 29th at least:
Shop signs up give warnings about keeping your distance from others, and pharmacies have taken to printing notices telling potential customers what they do/don’t have (and sometimes appearing to be cashing-in on things a little):
The roads are a lot less busy, and street signs show advice to wash hands regularly. The below photo also shows a hint of normality still (someone parking on double yellows in the bus lane).