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# coronavirus - Yesterday’s News

Serie A and Europa League games to be played behind closed doors due to coronavirus

The Italian sports minister announced the move on Monday evening.

'We're going to stick it out': Irishman and family in self-imposed quarantine in Italy during coronavirus lockdown

“Myself and my wife are lucky because we can work online most of the time,” Vincent Healy said.

WHO warns of 'potential pandemic' as efforts to contain coronavirus worldwide get more drastic

“The sudden increase of cases in Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Korea are deeply concerning,” the WHO chief said.

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Ulster trip among Pro14 games postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak in Italy

This weekend’s fixture between Zebre and Ospreys is also off.

Coronavirus: Advice about Ireland v Italy Six Nations game and other public events to be reviewed today, says Harris

The Department of Health will review its advice in relation to mass gatherings today.

Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'

Three people have died in Italy, which is experiencing Europe’s first major outbreak of the virus.

# coronavirus - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Three people dead in Italy as authorities put towns in lockdown in bid to contain coronavirus

A dozen towns in northern Italy effectively went into lockdown on Saturday after the deaths of two people.

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Italy v Scotland Women's Six Nations match postponed due to coronavirus

Italian authorities have cancelled all sporting events in the region.

# coronavirus - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Coronavirus cruise ship passengers arrive back in the UK

The passengers will now go into quarantine in Wirral.

WHO warns Africa is ill-equipped to deal with coronavirus due to 'weaker health systems'

There has been 200 suspected cases on the continent but nearly all have been confirmed negative.

Italian towns under lockdown as first European coronavirus death reported

Over 50,000 people have been asked to stay at home.

# coronavirus - Friday 21 February, 2020

Schools, bars and offices closed in 10 Italian towns over coronavirus fears

Italian health minister Roberto Speranza said the country is now seeing the same sort of ‘cluster’ of cases as Germany and France.

'The factories are closed, there's going to be a huge knock-on effect'

The impact of the coronavirus is being felt in Ireland with SMEs unsure about what lies ahead.

Concerns raised after Cork doctors, rather than radiographers, did x-rays on patients with coronavirus symptoms

Junior doctors at Cork University Hospital were left having to do chest x-rays instead of the radiographers.

# coronavirus - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Two Diamond Princess passengers die as Britain announces repatriation flight

Both passengers, who were in their 80s, were taken off the ship last week and were being treated in hospital.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Passengers start to leave cruise ship in Japan as coronavirus quarantine ends

Two Irish citizens who were on the cruise ship tested positive for coronavirus.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine could take up to 12-18 months, says WHO

A candidate vaccine could be “around 16 weeks from now”, but months of testing would be needed after that.

Opinion: Yes, we're still on coronavirus lockdown in China, weeks later

Irishman Greg McDonough shares his family’s experience while housebound in China during the Covid-19 virus outbreak.

Two Irish citizens test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship in Japan

The couple are understood to have tested positive for Covid-19 a number of days ago.

Ryanair plane in Dublin disinfected as 'precaution' after two fall ill on flight from Poland

The two passengers who became ill onboard the Poznan-Dublin service later tested negative for any virus.

'Small number' of Irish people on two cruise ships where coronavirus detected, Coveney says

The Diamond Princess ship docked in Japan has more than 450 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Hospital director at epicentre of coronavirus epidemic in China dies of the virus

More than 72,000 people have been infected with the virus, also known as Covid-19.

# coronavirus - Monday 17 February, 2020

Irish passengers on board cruise ship where 450 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said it is aware of the case.

Armed robbers steal hundreds of toilet rolls in Hong Kong amid coronavirus panic-buying

Supermarkets have found themselves unable to restock toilet paper quickly enough.

Coronavirus: Cruise firm attempts to track down hundreds who left ship after one diagnosed with illness

Cambodia allowed the ship to dock on its southern coast on Thursday.

# coronavirus - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Coronavirus death toll in mainland China rises to 1,665 as number of new cases falls

Coronavirus death toll in mainland China rises to 1,665 as number of new cases falls

Chinese authorities reported the number of new cases has fallen for the third straight day.

# coronavirus - Saturday 15 February, 2020

France confirms first coronavirus death in Europe

France confirms first coronavirus death in Europe

Over 1,500 people have died from the coronavirus strain.

US to evacuate Americans from quarantined cruise ship in Japan

Washington will send a plane to Japan for the evacuation tomorrow.

# coronavirus - Friday 14 February, 2020

Tokyo Olympics remains on track amid coronavirus fears, but organisers say 'no plan B' in place

Covid-19 has infected almost 64,000 people globally.

Cruise passengers land in Cambodia after two weeks at sea over coronavirus fears

Another ship began letting passengers over the age of 80 off the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

China reports 121 new deaths and 5,000 new cases after Covid-19 outbreak

The number of cases has reached 63,581.

# coronavirus - Thursday 13 February, 2020

First death from coronavirus reported in Japan

China has reported 1,367 deaths among 52,526 cases on the mainland

European health ministers convene special meeting over coronavirus outbreak

The death toll worldwide has reached more than 1,300 in recent days.

US cruise ship turned away from five countries over coronavirus fears arrives in Cambodia

Around 20 people onboard are said to be unwell, but they’re not believed to have coronavirus.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

World's largest mobile phone showcase cancelled after firms quit over coronavirus concerns

A growing number of companies had already pulled out of the annual technology event.

First case of coronavirus detected in London

Chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty said this is the nation’s ninth confirmed case.

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Over 1,100 people have now died from coronavirus but daily growth is slowing

In Japan, 39 more people on a quarantined cruise ship have tested positive for Covid-19.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

No confirmed cases but 65 people in total tested for coronavirus in Ireland

The deadly virus was today officially named covid-19.

Deadly coronavirus given official name 'Covid-19'

The WHO said the name was chosen so as not to refer to a place, animal or group of people.

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