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# coronavirus - Today’s News

First patients arrive at Citywest self-isolation centre as Harris warns of 'very significant pressure' on hospitals Covid-19 This post contains videos
From The42 Organisers confirm cancellation of this year's Wimbledon Covid-19

Organisers confirm cancellation of this year's Wimbledon

The grass-court Grand Slam event was previously only cancelled by world wars.

Debunked: No, Leo Varadkar is not telling people to avoid using the Houseparty video messaging app

An image purporting to show the Taoiseach warning people not to use the app has been shared on social media in recent days.

Contact tracing to be extended to suspected cases of Covid-19 HSE

Contact tracing to be extended to suspected cases of Covid-19

A team of 1,400 health officials will work to trace and contact people.

'They're effectively stealing annual holidays': Dublin Bus drivers ordered to take annual leave during Covid-19 crisis

Richard Boyd Barrett said he believes the policy being implemented is “hugely unfair”.

Seventeen new deaths in Ireland and a garda scam warning as US death toll surpasses China's: Today's Covid-19 main points

Health officials confirmed last night that another 17 people have died from the virus in the Republic of Ireland.

Coronavirus death toll in Spain surges over 9,000 and another 563 fatalities in the UK

Spain has the world’s second-highest death toll after Italy.

Over-70s must stay at home even if they are fit and active, says government official

There are currently over 460,000 people aged over 70 in the country.

New report shows there are now 118 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland, with 24 in nursing homes

That’s according to the latest data by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

There will be delays in coronavirus tests and results in coming weeks, Taoiseach says

Leo Varadkar said he understands the anxiety and worry of people waiting for tests and results.

Special Needs Assistants will be redeployed to other public services to free up frontline workers

The initial priority will be in community services for children with a disability.

INMO set to meet health officials to discuss proposed shared accommodation for healthcare staff

The union said that it hadn’t yet been consulted on the proposal.

Staff health checks and more PPE for nursing home staff, but representative group says test results still too slow

Simon Harris has said a lot of the new measures are “already underway” in nursing homes.

Wellness Wednesday: IBS is no joke, but there are simple things you can do to help yourself

April is IBS awareness month and Consultant Gastroenterologist Deirdre G. O’Donovan offers simple advice to those suffering with IBS.

From The42 New Zealand rugby slash salaries and make emergency grants with fears over huge losses in 2020 Cutting Back

New Zealand rugby slash salaries and make emergency grants with fears over huge losses in 2020

It has been warned the coronavirus pandemic could cost it up to NZ$100 million (US$60 million) in lost revenue.

China's shutdown of Wuhan in January may have prevented 700,000 new cases, researchers say

The researchers used a combination of case reports, public health information, and mobile phone location tracking.

Trump warns Americans of 'hell of a bad two weeks' ahead as up to 240,000 US deaths projected from Covid-19

Between 100,000 and 240,000 people in the US could die from Covid-19, according to White House projections.

Coronavirus: Several thousand Irish people could return from Canada in the coming days

The government is warning Irish people on short-term visas to strongly consider coming home.

Covid-19: The race is on to create the world's first ever coronavirus vaccine

A candidate vaccine was developed for SARS but it never went to market.

Debunked: Yes, funerals are very different right now but they are still happening

Debunked: Yes, funerals are very different right now but they are still happening

A message being shared makes specific claims about funeral arrangements for loved ones who die from Covid-19.

Gardaí warn of significant increase in con-artists exploiting coronavirus fears

incidents have been reported in areas around the country.

# coronavirus - Yesterday’s News

New York transformed as US virus death toll exceeds China's

The pandemic has killed more than 1,000 New Yorkers.

From The42 Former US Davis Cup captain Pat McEnroe tests positive for virus Covid-19

Former US Davis Cup captain Pat McEnroe tests positive for virus

The 53-year-old is the younger brother of seven-time Grand Slam singles champion John McEnroe

Justice Dept: Over 650 new beds 'will facilitate greater social distancing and isolation' in Direct Provision

The new accommodation will mainly be located in hotels in Dublin, Galway and Cork.

17 more deaths in Ireland, and UK death toll increases by 393: Today's Covid-19 main points

The death toll in the Republic of Ireland climbed to 71 today, after this evening’s announcement.

'Weaponising of Covid-19 is unpatriotic,' says GRA president about deliberate coughing incidents

“Anything that undermines this national effort is nothing other than unpatriotic,” said Jim Mulligan.

Over 30,000 tests for Covid-19 carried out in Ireland as health officials urge people waiting for result to self-isolate

Dr Cillian De Gascun said that constraints relating to testing has meant delayed results for some people.

From The42 'Endless minutes of fear' - Aston Villa goalkeeper Reina reveals harrowing coronavirus fight Worry

'Endless minutes of fear' - Aston Villa goalkeeper Reina reveals harrowing coronavirus fight

The shot-stopper, who is on loan from AC Milan, says he is only now starting to win his battle against Covid-19.

Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 325 new cases in Ireland confirmed

Health officials released the latest figures this evening.

Prison Service now has temperature checks at the entrances to all prisons

“Difficulties do exist in implementing social distancing on the basis that over 52% of prisoners share cells,” a prison spokesperson said.

Boris Johnson tweet of virtual Cabinet raises cybersecurity concerns

The Zoom Meeting ID number was visible in screenshot from the video conference which was posted to Twitter.

Construction work ceases at National Children's Hospital site

The contractors had been criticised for continuing construction at the site after new government guidelines.

Chief Medical Officers to formalise co-ordination between Irish Government and Stormont

The leaders will discuss cross border cooperation amidst the ongoing global health crisis.

From The42 FAI introduce pay deferrals of up to 50% amid Covid-19 crisis Measures

FAI introduce pay deferrals of up to 50% amid Covid-19 crisis

The scheme extends to all staff, including Mick McCarthy and his backroom team.

Explainer: What is happening with Hungary's new Covid-19 laws and why are they so controversial?

A contentious bill was passed by the Hungarian parliament last night.

Nine-fold increase in health and safety workplace complaints in NI since Covid-19 outbreak

An “unprecedented” volume of calls have been received about social distancing in the workplace, the watchdog said.

Not all of those aged over 70 are following advice on cocooning, government warns

Over 460,000 people aged over 70 receive a pension.

Spain witnesses another 849 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, bringing total toll to 8,189

Over the same period, the number of confirmed cases rose to 94,417.

'Immediate family members' can attend funerals to a maximum of 10 people, says government

Updated advice from the HSE will be published shortly, the government said.

Irish farmers ask European Commission to suspend imports of beef from outside Europe

Some 318,000 tonnes of beef was imported from outside of Europe last year.

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