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# coronavirus - Today’s News

Debunked: No, some Penneys stores are not reopening on a trial basis this week

It appears as though misinformation about Penneys reopening is being deliberately shared in a bid to dupe people.

From The42 Jubilant Dettori back in business at Kempton Frankie Dettori

Jubilant Dettori back in business at Kempton

No crowds, but still celebration time on winning return.

Coronavirus: 8 deaths and 10 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were announced by the Department of Health this evening.

UK report shows BAME people at higher risk of Covid-19

The study shows that black, Asian and ethnic minority people are at a higher risk of dying from Covid-19

Major spike in grocery sales since restrictions began

Take-home grocery sales grew by 25% over the last 12 weeks – the fastest rate of growth in 15 years.

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment drops again with 64,000 now back to work

€190.2 million worth of payments were issued to 543,200 people today.

'Much lower risk' of Covid-19 spreading beyond one metre - study

A new study by The Lancet has analysed various measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

10,000 health workers on illness benefit and China's first death in weeks: Today's Covid-19 main points

One death and 77 new cases were reported by health officials last night.

New guidelines for producers of Covid-19 face coverings

The CCPC has warned against claims that these items protect the wearer from Covid-19.

Larry Donnelly: Trump is a mess but he can still win the election because of a weak Democratic party

Larry Donnelly says the Democrats’ surrender to big donor money in the last 30 years has weakened its credibility.

Phase Two: Here are the restrictions due to be eased next week

Here’s what’s planned between 8 June and 29 June, when Phase 3 is due to begin.

# coronavirus - Yesterday’s News

Murphy says councils should be 'flexible' to applicants for government-backed mortgage during Covid-19

Last year, €177 million was drawn down under the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan.

Vladimir Putin sets 1 July date for vote that could keep him in power until 2036

The ballot was postponed from April due to Covid-19.

Ireland's cases pass 25,000, Spain reports no new deaths for first time since March: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here’s what’s making headlines in relation to Covid-19 both here and abroad.

Coronavirus: One further death and 77 new cases confirmed in Ireland

There has been a total of 25,062 cases Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

Dublin Zoo to reopen to public tomorrow with reduced capacity and new health protocols

Tickets to attend Dublin Zoo must now be pre-booked online in advance, solely via its website.

Hotels in Northern Ireland to reopen from 20 July, economy minister says

The 20 July date covers guesthouses, guest accommodation, B&Bs, hotels and hostels.

Pupils begin returning to schools in England despite concerns from scientists and parents

It is part of a wider easing of measures that will also see groups of up to six people allowed to meet outdoors.

Restaurant street tables to be trialled as part of Limerick council's recovery plans

Other measures planned include drive-in gigs and movies, night-time markets, and street performances.

A tribute to the Class of 2020: How one group of teachers marked the end of school for sixth years

As schools end an academic year in the Covid-19 pandemic, a group of secondary teachers in Tallaght had to pay tribute to their students.

The CSO wants people to 'tell Ireland’s story' of Covid-19

The work of the country’s census office has been hampered by the pandemic.

Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19 HSE

Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19

Guidance regarding immunity and healthcare workers was compiled by the HSE.

# coronavirus - Sunday 31 May, 2020

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 66 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The National Public Health Emergency Team have confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

From The42 Atalanta boss Gasperini had Covid-19 during Champions League game and feared he would die Symptoms

Atalanta boss Gasperini had Covid-19 during Champions League game and feared he would die

The Italian club played Valencia at the Mestella back in March, and the 62-year-old has revealed he had coronavirus at the time.

Bertie Ahern on lifting lockdown: 'You will not carry the public if we drift into August'

The former taoiseach has outlined his thoughts on the government’s roadmap.

'No plan' for carers or those who need care when they get tested for Covid-19

“If I could do this alone I would, it would be better than dealing with the system,” one family carer said.

Poll: Does the sunny weather make lockdown easier or harder? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does the sunny weather make lockdown easier or harder?

Are you happy to soak up the sun from your garden or do you crave a populated beach?

'It wouldn't be a failure': Why there may be more clusters as Ireland re-opens and the plan to manage them

Dr Tony Holohan said this week we’re “better placed” now to deal with an outbreak or cluster now than we may have been in February.

# coronavirus - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Britain facing 'dangerous moment' as scientists join together to highlight 'huge risk' of lockdown easing

The comments came as the UK government confirmed that elite sport events would begin again next week behind closed doors.

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 59 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The National Public Health Emergency Team have confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Some school children returning and others not 'would be discrimination' - Children's Ombudsman

Schools have been closed since 12 March as part of efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Warning over 'tempting' warm weekend and Michael D enters the fray: Today's Covid-19 main points

The death of a further nine people with Covid-19 was announced this evening.

Number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in ICU drops to 42, down from peak of 160

The peak of patients requiring ICU care occurred on 4 April, with 160 people in intensive care beds.

Irish contact tracing app to begin field testing next week

The executive says it will then be released ‘once it is fully operational’.

'Something is going wrong on the frontlines': Union demands urgent inquiry into healthcare worker infection rates

7,943 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus so far.

Opinion: 'Caretaker governments without any limitations on powers do no favours for democracy'

Barrister Hugh O’Donnell says ministers still holding power despite losing their seats is untenable in the long run.

The family behind the Rye River Café share their shutdown story, and some recipes

Shona Bourke of the Rye River Café shares some recipes and says closing in March broke her heart but they’ve moved the business online.

Tusla expressed concern children could be at risk of 'immediate harm' due to restrictions on its services

Internal risk reports expressed concern about the impact of reduced home visits and face-to-face meetings.

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