More than 1,500 decorations and decorations for Hanukaks, other holiday celebrations, and decorations which have the “morbid” or “gross” flavour have been banned in Dublin in a move that the city council hopes will curb the spreading of the disease.
It is understood that up to 15,000 Hanukakas have been decorated in recent years in the city, with the majority being placed on roadsides and in parks.
The council is now considering what measures to take against those that have been placed in parks and other areas.
The city council has also announced that decorations of any kind will be removed from public buildings and places of worship from November 30th to December 31st.
It comes as a total of 1,632 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus, which is now believed to have infected more than 8,500 people worldwide.
The disease is spread by touching contaminated surfaces, coughing, sneezing or touching an infected person with open objects such as a handbag.
The Health Department says it is working closely with local health authorities and is providing all information on the virus and how to stay safe on the internet.