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#Coronavirus

# coronavirus - Yesterday’s News

Ex-Italy rugby captain Cuttitta dies aged 54
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Ex-Italy rugby captain Cuttitta dies aged 54

2 hours ago 5,522 Views 2 Comments

He competed in two World Cups in 1991 and 1995, and his country’s first matches in the Six Nations tournament which they joined in 2000.

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 303 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 303 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated 8 hours ago 92,531 Views 112 Comments

This is the lowest number of daily cases since the middle of December.

Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases after nightlife outbreak
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# Bangkok

Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases after nightlife outbreak

8 hours ago 42,284 Views 12 Comments

Officials warned that restrictions may need to be tightened to slow the spread of a fresh wave of infections.

One death and 89 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

One death and 89 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

10 hours ago 11,877 Views 17 Comments

Northern Ireland hit a million vaccine doses in its rollout programme this week.

Eamon Ryan: People vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to skip hotel quarantine in future
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# Covid-19

Eamon Ryan: People vaccinated against Covid-19 may be able to skip hotel quarantine in future

11 hours ago 32,093 Views 76 Comments

All arrivals from ‘designated countries’ currently have to quarantine for two weeks.

213 patients with a confirmed Covid-19 case in hospital
# Admissions
# Admissions

213 patients with a confirmed Covid-19 case in hospital

12 hours ago 21,818 Views 15 Comments

Over 1,045,000 vaccine doses have been administered in Ireland.

HSE confident of staffing levels for vaccine centres ahead of age-based rollout
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# Covid19

HSE confident of staffing levels for vaccine centres ahead of age-based rollout

17 hours ago 21,015 Views 40 Comments

Some in government are concerned that bureaucracy will prevent short-notice additional hires that may be needed later on.

# coronavirus - Saturday 10 April, 2021

Coronavirus: 14 deaths and 455 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 14 deaths and 455 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sat 4:10 PM 98,313 Views 138 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by NPHET in a statement.

'The light is shining a little brighter': Number of Covid-19 patients in hospital continues to fall
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# Coronavirus

'The light is shining a little brighter': Number of Covid-19 patients in hospital continues to fall

Updated Sat 2:07 PM 34,410 Views 44 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid described the figures as a ‘good start to the weekend’.

# coronavirus - Friday 9 April, 2021

World Cup winner De Rossi hospitalised with Covid-19 - reports
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World Cup winner De Rossi hospitalised with Covid-19 - reports

Fri 9:06 PM 6,629 Views 5 Comments

The 37-year-old was one of four members of Italy’s staff who were infected during recent 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked
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# Covid19

'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked

Fri 2:23 PM 12,926 Views 24 Comments

The union is calling for SNAs to be designated as frontline healthcare workers and prioritised for vaccines.

EU drug watchdog reviewing possible blood clot links with Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine
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# Review

EU drug watchdog reviewing possible blood clot links with Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

Fri 1:58 PM 28,969 Views 32 Comments

It comes amid reports of four blood clot cases, one of them fatal.

Proportion of Covid-19 cases among over-65s has fallen significantly since January
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Proportion of Covid-19 cases among over-65s has fallen significantly since January

Updated Fri 1:05 PM 23,444 Views 35 Comments
  • As of 8pm last night, there are 53 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.
  • Health officials last night confirmed a further 400 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
  • Over one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have now been administered in Ireland.
Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca
# Australia
# Australia

Australia buys extra 20 million doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine as it pivots from AstraZeneca

Fri 7:09 AM 23,085 Views 47 Comments

The move follows the EMA saying it had found a ‘possible link’ between the AZ vaccine and rare blood clots.

Covid-19 patient in Japan receives world’s first lung transplant from living donors
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 patient in Japan receives world’s first lung transplant from living donors

Fri 6:55 AM 15,903 Views 7 Comments

The recipient is recovering after the nearly 11-hour operation.

Mandatory quarantine hotels concerns: 'There’s nothing to stop someone from opening their door and walking out'
# Mandatory Quarantine Hotel
# Mandatory Quarantine Hotel

Mandatory quarantine hotels concerns: 'There’s nothing to stop someone from opening their door and walking out'

Fri 6:00 AM 24,993 Views 31 Comments

Earlier this week, three women absconded from the Crowne Plaza near Dublin Airport.

# coronavirus - Thursday 8 April, 2021

10 cases of Covid-19 detected in mandatory hotel quarantine
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# Quarantine Hotels

10 cases of Covid-19 detected in mandatory hotel quarantine

Thu 8:10 PM 46,758 Views 37 Comments

Contact tracing also found that people most commonly mentioned shopping and work as possible sources of transmission.

'Stable, potentially improving situation': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
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# Coronavirus

'Stable, potentially improving situation': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

Thu 8:08 PM 37,078 Views 50 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible
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# Covid19

Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible

Thu 7:16 PM 22,559 Views 10 Comments

The agency said it has conducted checks in other regions and this appears to be an isolated incident.

Mid-April vaccine target for over 70s won't be met as GP rollout struggles with delivery delays
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# Covid19

Mid-April vaccine target for over 70s won't be met as GP rollout struggles with delivery delays

Thu 6:10 PM 72,831 Views 98 Comments

Some GPs have opted not to sign up to vaccinate high risk groups due to the pressure and stress of the programme to date.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 400 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 400 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Thu 5:58 PM 68,586 Views 73 Comments

The latest figures have been reported by the Department of Health.

One million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in Ireland
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

One million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in Ireland

Thu 3:47 PM 50,718 Views 120 Comments

Close to 19% of the eligible population will have received their first dose by the end of today.

Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list
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# Mandatory Hotel Quaratine

Irishman who can't come home for mother's funeral questions 'arbitrary' decision to add Puerto Rico to MHQ list

Thu 6:00 AM 52,961 Views 40 Comments

John Doherty has questioned why the country was added to the list while other US territories or the US itself were not.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Brazil president rejects lockdown despite record Covid-19 death toll
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# Bolsonaro

Brazil president rejects lockdown despite record Covid-19 death toll

Wed 9:31 PM 52,916 Views 46 Comments

Brazil’s Health Ministry registered 4,195 deaths yesterday.

AstraZeneca vaccine has possible link to rare cases of unusual blood clots, EMA finds
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

AstraZeneca vaccine has possible link to rare cases of unusual blood clots, EMA finds

Updated Wed 6:05 PM 29,852 Views 89 Comments

NIAC has said its current advice about the use of this vaccine in Ireland still applies.

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 423 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 423 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Wed 5:57 PM 76,101 Views 94 Comments

The latest figures have been reported by the Department of Health.

Further EU countries to be added to Ireland’s quarantine list
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# Covid19

Further EU countries to be added to Ireland’s quarantine list

Wed 1:08 PM 39,047 Views 66 Comments

France, Italy and Germany could join Austria on the list.

Vaccine priority: All three teacher unions agree to ballot for industrial action if government doesn't meet demands
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# Covid19

Vaccine priority: All three teacher unions agree to ballot for industrial action if government doesn't meet demands

Wed 11:02 AM 98,702 Views 322 Comments

The three unions tabled a joint motion on the issue.

Covid-19 linked to increased risk of psychiatric and neurological conditions
# University Of Oxford
# University Of Oxford

Covid-19 linked to increased risk of psychiatric and neurological conditions

Wed 8:24 AM 27,809 Views 63 Comments

University of Oxford researchers have estimated that one in three survivors were diagnosed with such a condition in the following six months.

Covid-19: Number of hospital patients drops to 220 as Ireland set to deliver one-millionth vaccine dose
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# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Number of hospital patients drops to 220 as Ireland set to deliver one-millionth vaccine dose

Wed 7:27 AM 19,952 Views 45 Comments

The figures are continuing to fall across the country.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine trial in children paused while regulators look into rare blood clot reports in adults
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

AstraZeneca vaccine trial in children paused while regulators look into rare blood clot reports in adults

Tue 10:00 PM 17,673 Views 31 Comments

Officials said that “no safety concerns” have been identified in the trial itself.

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 443 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 443 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Tue 5:20 PM 75,419 Views 101 Comments

The latest figures have been reported by the Department of Health.

Covid-19: Ireland's one-millionth vaccine dose to be given this week as number of hospital patients rises
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# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Ireland's one-millionth vaccine dose to be given this week as number of hospital patients rises

Tue 7:32 AM 33,197 Views 61 Comments

The majority of hospital cases are based in Dublin.

Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Pandemic is driving 'unprecedented demand' for suicide prevention and mental health services

Tue 6:30 AM 19,439 Views 31 Comments

Ella Arensman has been appointed Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health.

# coronavirus - Monday 5 April, 2021

Boris Johnson confirms that non-essential retail and gyms will reopen next week
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Boris Johnson confirms that non-essential retail and gyms will reopen next week

Updated Apr 5th 2021, 5:44 PM 38,366 Views 82 Comments

However, he warned against complacency in the fight against Covid-19.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 320 new cases confirmed in Ireland
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# Covid-19

Coronavirus: No deaths and 320 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Apr 5th 2021, 4:12 PM 105,524 Views 150 Comments

The latest figures were released in a statement today.

India tightens restrictions as Covid-19 cases hit new daily record of over 100,000
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# Coronavirus

India tightens restrictions as Covid-19 cases hit new daily record of over 100,000

Apr 5th 2021, 3:35 PM 16,357 Views 13 Comments

Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, recorded nearly 60,000 cases in the last 24 hours.

SNAs call for priority access to Covid-19 vaccines
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# Rollout

SNAs call for priority access to Covid-19 vaccines

Apr 5th 2021, 2:39 PM 24,637 Views 39 Comments

A union representative said many risk passing Covid-19 on to vulnerable students.

Vaccine passports would be ‘nightmare’ to put into law, UK expert warns
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# Coronavirus

Vaccine passports would be ‘nightmare’ to put into law, UK expert warns

Apr 5th 2021, 1:31 PM 28,595 Views 65 Comments

Danny Altmann, professor of immunology at Imperial College London, said they would need ‘enormous scrutiny’.

Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion
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# Travel

Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion

Apr 5th 2021, 12:58 PM 29,344 Views 64 Comments

One idea on the table is expanding the role of quarantining at home.

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