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#Coronavirus

# coronavirus - Yesterday’s News

Do boosted close contacts need to restrict their movements?
# Coronavirus Newsletter
# Coronavirus Newsletter

Do boosted close contacts need to restrict their movements?

12 hours ago 25,363 Views 7 Comments

Well, about that…

# coronavirus - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11

Thu 5:28 PM 25,343 Views 51 Comments

The decision could be reassessed if the health situation changes, the authorities said.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions from today as WHO says Omicron risk remains 'very high'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions from today as WHO says Omicron risk remains 'very high'

Updated Wed 8:15 AM 23,757 Views 9 Comments

Bars, restaurants and museums in the country will be allowed to reopen from today.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Covid-19: 9,218 new cases, 824 people in hospital and 79 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 9,218 new cases, 824 people in hospital and 79 in ICU

Tue 5:18 PM 45,808 Views 17 Comments

Health authorities confirmed the figures this evening.

Pfizer-BioNTech begin enrollments for Omicron-specific vaccine trial
# Omicron Vaccine
# Omicron Vaccine

Pfizer-BioNTech begin enrollments for Omicron-specific vaccine trial

Tue 12:03 PM 16,581 Views 27 Comments

Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla previously said at a conference that the pharmaceutical giant could be ready to file for regulatory approval of the shot by March.

# coronavirus - Monday 24 January, 2022

Covid-19: 8,039 new cases, 885 people in hospital and 76 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 8,039 new cases, 885 people in hospital and 76 in ICU

Mon 5:03 PM 44,226 Views 62 Comments

Health officials announced the figures in a statement.

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic

Mon 2:00 PM 40,937 Views 40 Comments

His comments come after Dr David Nabarro said the virus should not be likened to the flu.

# coronavirus - Sunday 23 January, 2022

Covid-19: 8,126 cases, 845 people in hospital and 79 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 8,126 cases, 845 people in hospital and 79 in ICU

Sun 1:07 PM 49,321 Views 45 Comments

The figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this afternoon.

# coronavirus - Saturday 22 January, 2022

Covid-19: 10,600 cases, 836 people in hospital and 78 in ICU
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: 10,600 cases, 836 people in hospital and 78 in ICU

Jan 22nd 2022, 1:25 PM 47,957 Views 49 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

Goodbye to the new normal, but is everyone ready to go back to the old normal?
# Lifting Restrictions
# Lifting Restrictions

Goodbye to the new normal, but is everyone ready to go back to the old normal?

Jan 22nd 2022, 12:03 AM 90,094 Views 66 Comments
  • Pete Lunn of the ESRI’s Behavioural Research Unit says it may take time for society to return to old habits.
  • An increasing number of people were ready to return to reality before the government's announcement, Rónán Duffy writes.

# coronavirus - Friday 21 January, 2022

Explainer: Why are Covid restrictions lifting now?
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

Explainer: Why are Covid restrictions lifting now?

Updated Jan 21st 2022, 9:22 PM 58,830 Views 56 Comments

Most measures will be lifted tomorrow. Experts say there are good reasons for this.

People working from home can return to offices 'on a phased basis' from next week
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

People working from home can return to offices 'on a phased basis' from next week

Jan 21st 2022, 7:17 PM 42,216 Views 44 Comments

The move was part of the Government’s announcement this evening.

At a glance: The vast majority of Covid measures lift from 6am – here's what you need to know
# Key Dates
# Key Dates

At a glance: The vast majority of Covid measures lift from 6am – here's what you need to know

Jan 21st 2022, 6:58 PM 121,813 Views 118 Comments
  • From tomorrow, visiting rules will be scrapped and any number of households will be allowed to gather.
  • Bars, restaurants and nightclubs will be allowed to operate normal trading times without Covid passes, masks for customers or social distancing.
  • The phased return to the workplace will begin on Monday.
'Today is a good day': Taoiseach confirms almost all Covid measures to be lifted from 6am tomorrow
# Reopening
# Reopening

'Today is a good day': Taoiseach confirms almost all Covid measures to be lifted from 6am tomorrow

Jan 21st 2022, 6:12 PM 93,855 Views 189 Comments

Last night, NPHET recommended that almost all Covid-19 restrictions could end.

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull
# China
# China

Hong Kong warns animal lovers not to obstruct hamster cull

Jan 21st 2022, 9:05 AM 18,448 Views 21 Comments

The cull was approved after a number of hamsters in a pet shop tested positive for Covid-19.

# coronavirus - Thursday 20 January, 2022

NPHET advice paves way for early scrapping of almost all Covid restrictions
# Greenlight
# Greenlight

NPHET advice paves way for early scrapping of almost all Covid restrictions

Jan 20th 2022, 8:35 PM 178,310 Views 151 Comments

NPHET met today to discuss Ireland’s Covid-19 measures.

Stormont ministers agree to relax many Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland
# The North
# The North

Stormont ministers agree to relax many Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 5:11 PM 15,037 Views 7 Comments

They include ending the legal requirement for Covid certification to enter some hospitality venues and the reopening of nightclubs.

Covid: 10,571 new cases announced in Ireland, 896 in hospital and 90 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid: 10,571 new cases announced in Ireland, 896 in hospital and 90 in ICU

Jan 20th 2022, 4:29 PM 49,734 Views 83 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials today.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Djokovic holds major stake in firm developing Covid drug - CEO
# Outside Interests
From The42
# Outside Interests

Djokovic holds major stake in firm developing Covid drug - CEO

Jan 19th 2022, 8:43 PM 9,281 Views 9 Comments

QuantBioRes is planning to launch clinical trials in the UK in the summer

Coronavirus: 12,138 new cases announced in Ireland, with 52 deaths notified in the past week
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 12,138 new cases announced in Ireland, with 52 deaths notified in the past week

Jan 19th 2022, 5:20 PM 81,879 Views 85 Comments

910 people are in hospital with Covid-19, including 90 in intensive care.

Publicans will 'make every effort' to provide later opening this weekend if given go-ahead
# Measures
# Measures

Publicans will 'make every effort' to provide later opening this weekend if given go-ahead

Updated Jan 19th 2022, 12:37 PM 46,868 Views 54 Comments

The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to issue its latest guidance to government tomorrow.

WHO says pandemic 'nowhere near over' as France and Germany report record cases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO says pandemic 'nowhere near over' as France and Germany report record cases

Jan 19th 2022, 7:12 AM 38,993 Views 32 Comments

Germany’s cases soared past 100,000 and France reported nearly half a million cases yesterday.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Covid-19: 5,767 positive PCRs, 5,916 positive antigen tests, 979 in hospital and 93 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 5,767 positive PCRs, 5,916 positive antigen tests, 979 in hospital and 93 in ICU

Jan 18th 2022, 5:43 PM 47,633 Views 66 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

# coronavirus - Monday 17 January, 2022

Covid-19: 6,329 positive PCRs, 4,810 positive antigen tests, 1,006 in hospital and 97 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 6,329 positive PCRs, 4,810 positive antigen tests, 1,006 in hospital and 97 in ICU

Jan 17th 2022, 5:21 PM 70,054 Views 68 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

World's ten richest men doubled their wealth during Covid, report finds
# Oxfam
# Oxfam

World's ten richest men doubled their wealth during Covid, report finds

Jan 17th 2022, 9:23 AM 34,530 Views 70 Comments

It also found that the wealth of Ireland’s nine billionaires has increased by 58% to €49.7 billion since the start of the pandemic.

# coronavirus - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Varadkar: Ireland coming to the point where it needs to 'move on' from Covid-19 restrictions
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Varadkar: Ireland coming to the point where it needs to 'move on' from Covid-19 restrictions

Jan 16th 2022, 4:02 PM 68,185 Views 81 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar was speaking on RTE Radio.

Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics
# Olympic Games
# Olympic Games

Beijing reports first local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics

Jan 16th 2022, 1:55 PM 13,715 Views 21 Comments

The infection comes less than three weeks before the Winter Olympic Games’ opening ceremony on 4 February.

Covid-19: 10,753 positive PCRs, 4,208 positive antigen tests, 965 in hospital and 88 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 10,753 positive PCRs, 4,208 positive antigen tests, 965 in hospital and 88 in ICU

Jan 16th 2022, 1:07 PM 64,060 Views 88 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

# coronavirus - Saturday 15 January, 2022

Leaving Cert student: The government needs to listen to students for once and for all
# Schools Reopening
# Schools Reopening

Leaving Cert student: The government needs to listen to students for once and for all

Jan 15th 2022, 7:00 PM 21,538 Views 0 Comments

Stella Butler shares her frustration at what she feels is a lack of long-term planning from government on schools.

Covid: 14,555 positive PCR cases and 5,406 antigens, 940 in hospital
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid: 14,555 positive PCR cases and 5,406 antigens, 940 in hospital

Jan 15th 2022, 3:23 PM 74,893 Views 109 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

Public response and boosters have 'eased worst impacts' of latest Covid wave says HSE chief
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Public response and boosters have 'eased worst impacts' of latest Covid wave says HSE chief

Jan 15th 2022, 1:58 PM 20,795 Views 61 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that the country is seeing progress with Covid and that it is “stabilising”.

Boris Johnson told to ‘lead or step aside’ as more partygate claims surface
# Wine Time Fridays
# Wine Time Fridays

Boris Johnson told to ‘lead or step aside’ as more partygate claims surface

Jan 15th 2022, 12:15 PM 51,690 Views 25 Comments

Labour leader Keir Starmer said it was in the national interest for the Conservatives to ‘get rid’ of the Prime Minister.

System still under strain but latest data shows link between cases and hospitalisations weakening
# Pressure
# Pressure

System still under strain but latest data shows link between cases and hospitalisations weakening

Jan 15th 2022, 12:05 AM 24,077 Views 20 Comments
  • Despite record-breaking case numbers, the amount of people in hospital with Covid-19 is far short of the peak of the pandemic.
  • "The more Covid cases we have the less we can do of other things," the HSE has warned.
  • ICU doctors say Covid is having a direct impact on the care patients receive.

# coronavirus - Friday 14 January, 2022

Some government optimism about Covid-19 situation as decision over restrictions imminent
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Some government optimism about Covid-19 situation as decision over restrictions imminent

Updated Jan 14th 2022, 11:11 PM 63,581 Views 74 Comments

An additional 17,065 cases of Covid-19 were reported in Ireland today.

No 10 apologises to Buckingham Palace for parties on eve of Prince Philip’s funeral
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

No 10 apologises to Buckingham Palace for parties on eve of Prince Philip’s funeral

Updated Jan 14th 2022, 1:02 PM 50,901 Views 80 Comments

Reports suggest senior official Sue Gray could censure PM following inquiry.

Most Covid-19 patients in hospital not requiring supplemental oxygen
# Hospitalisation
# Hospitalisation

Most Covid-19 patients in hospital not requiring supplemental oxygen

Jan 14th 2022, 11:57 AM 24,428 Views 52 Comments

A new review found that just 42% of patients in hospital with the disease have Covid-19 symptoms.

Hundreds of hospital staff, including healthcare workers, not vaccinated against Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hundreds of hospital staff, including healthcare workers, not vaccinated against Covid-19

Jan 14th 2022, 12:05 AM 78,296 Views 104 Comments
  • Almost 300 staff were considered 'at risk' to patients because of their vaccine status last November, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Nurses, healthcare assistants, therapists and a non-consultant hospital doctor among those unvaccinated.
  • Mandatory vaccination is not currently Government policy and the HSE redeploys staff it deems to be at risk to patients.

# coronavirus - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Covid-19: 18,904 new confirmed cases, 1,011 in hospital and 92 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 18,904 new confirmed cases, 1,011 in hospital and 92 in ICU

Jan 13th 2022, 5:45 PM 43,199 Views 61 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

NI Health Minister requests military aid to help relieve Covid pressure in hospitals
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Health Minister requests military aid to help relieve Covid pressure in hospitals

Jan 12th 2022, 6:55 PM 9,909 Views 2 Comments

This morning, there were 439 Covid-positive patients in hospital in Northern Ireland.

Covid-19: 20,909 cases, 1,055 in hospital, 83 deaths notified in past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 20,909 cases, 1,055 in hospital, 83 deaths notified in past week

Updated Jan 12th 2022, 6:30 PM 54,311 Views 75 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health today.

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