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#Coronavirus

# coronavirus - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Coronavirus: 11,682 new cases and 887 patients in hospital, including 41 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 11,682 new cases and 887 patients in hospital, including 41 in ICU

Mar 10th 2022, 4:19 PM 27,445 Views 14 Comments

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

# coronavirus - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

The new Covid antibody and antiviral treatments currently (or imminently) available in Ireland
# Coronavirus Newsletter
# Coronavirus Newsletter

The new Covid antibody and antiviral treatments currently (or imminently) available in Ireland

Mar 9th 2022, 8:00 PM 20,773 Views 12 Comments

An antibody treatment is currently being used in Irish hospitals, and the first deliveries of a new antiviral pill are expected later this month.

Coronavirus: 9,070 new cases and 829 patients in hospital, including 51 in ICU
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 9,070 new cases and 829 patients in hospital, including 51 in ICU

Mar 9th 2022, 3:25 PM 24,163 Views 16 Comments

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

Austria suspends law making Covid vaccines mandatory for all adults

Austria suspends law making Covid vaccines mandatory for all adults

Mar 9th 2022, 9:18 AM 13,637 Views 13 Comments

The law took effect in February and called for fines up to €3,600 from mid-March for those who do not comply.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Coronavirus: 11,380 new cases, with 803 people in hospital and 51 in ICU
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 11,380 new cases, with 803 people in hospital and 51 in ICU

Mar 8th 2022, 3:44 PM 24,050 Views 12 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures in a statement this afternoon.

Dublin's Gresham Hotel ordered to pay out €500 to 'humiliated' man over Covid mask incident
# WRC
# WRC

Dublin's Gresham Hotel ordered to pay out €500 to 'humiliated' man over Covid mask incident

Mar 8th 2022, 1:25 PM 34,437 Views 0 Comments

The case was brought before the Workplace Relations Commission.

# coronavirus - Monday 7 March, 2022

Coronavirus: 7,541 new PCR-confirmed cases and 12,311 positive antigen tests reported since Friday
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 7,541 new PCR-confirmed cases and 12,311 positive antigen tests reported since Friday

Mar 7th 2022, 3:09 PM 33,483 Views 27 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures in a statement this afternoon.

# coronavirus - Saturday 5 March, 2022

Covid-19 restrictions for people travelling to Ireland to end tomorrow
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 restrictions for people travelling to Ireland to end tomorrow

Mar 5th 2022, 4:28 PM 58,941 Views 7 Comments

International travellers to Ireland will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative PCR test upon arrival.

# coronavirus - Friday 4 March, 2022

Coronavirus: 8,337 new cases and 670 patients in hospital, including 43 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 8,337 new cases and 670 patients in hospital, including 43 in ICU

Mar 4th 2022, 3:20 PM 15,689 Views 14 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures this afternoon.

President Higgins and his wife Sabina have tested positive for Covid-19
# Áras An Uachtaráin
# Áras An Uachtaráin

President Higgins and his wife Sabina have tested positive for Covid-19

Mar 4th 2022, 12:05 PM 22,774 Views 16 Comments

The President is isolating and will continue to work from home.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Coronavirus: 7,694 new cases and 653 patients in hospital, including 46 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 7,694 new cases and 653 patients in hospital, including 46 in ICU

Mar 2nd 2022, 3:18 PM 16,343 Views 7 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures this afternoon.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

Australian prime minister isolating after testing positive for Covid-19
# Sydney
# Sydney

Australian prime minister isolating after testing positive for Covid-19

Mar 1st 2022, 10:34 PM 15,738 Views 15 Comments

Scott Morrison said he will work from home as Australia’s east coast battles huge floods.

Coronavirus: 8,071 new cases, with 610 people in hospital and 48 in ICU
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 8,071 new cases, with 610 people in hospital and 48 in ICU

Mar 1st 2022, 5:09 PM 27,101 Views 10 Comments

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

# coronavirus - Monday 28 February, 2022

Coronavirus: 8,250 new PCR-confirmed cases and 9,608 positive antigen tests reported since Friday
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 8,250 new PCR-confirmed cases and 9,608 positive antigen tests reported since Friday

Feb 28th 2022, 3:20 PM 30,750 Views 22 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures in a statement this afternoon.

‘Milestone’ day as most Covid-19 restrictions lifted today, including mask-wearing
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

‘Milestone’ day as most Covid-19 restrictions lifted today, including mask-wearing

Feb 28th 2022, 7:11 AM 52,254 Views 62 Comments

People will still be advised to wear masks on public transport and in healthcare settings.

# coronavirus - Thursday 24 February, 2022

Coronavirus: 7,724 new cases and 610 in hospital, including 55 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 7,724 new cases and 610 in hospital, including 55 in ICU

Feb 24th 2022, 3:38 PM 13,055 Views 7 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures this afternoon.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Coronavirus: 8,058 new cases and 593 patients in hospital, including 54 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 8,058 new cases and 593 patients in hospital, including 54 in ICU

Feb 23rd 2022, 3:01 PM 27,720 Views 19 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures this afternoon.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Cabinet agrees to end almost all Covid-19 health measures from next Monday
# Masks
# Masks

Cabinet agrees to end almost all Covid-19 health measures from next Monday

Updated Feb 22nd 2022, 7:57 PM 76,976 Views 69 Comments

Updated guidance will be issued for early learning and childcare providers on preventing the spread of infection.

Coronavirus: 7,354 new cases and 608 patients in hospital, including 54 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 7,354 new cases and 608 patients in hospital, including 54 in ICU

Feb 22nd 2022, 3:01 PM 26,366 Views 10 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Poll: Will you avoid certain settings when masks are no longer required?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you avoid certain settings when masks are no longer required?

Feb 22nd 2022, 9:34 AM 60,448 Views 93 Comments

Masks will no longer be mandatory in schools, shops and on public transport from next Monday.

# coronavirus - Monday 21 February, 2022

Legal requirement to self-isolate to end in England from Thursday, Johnson announces
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Legal requirement to self-isolate to end in England from Thursday, Johnson announces

Updated Feb 21st 2022, 5:10 PM 37,452 Views 30 Comments

The legal duty to self-isolate following a positive coronavirus test will fall away in the UK by the end of the week.

Coronavirus: 11,671 new PCR-confirmed cases and 8,515 positive antigen tests reported since Friday
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 11,671 new PCR-confirmed cases and 8,515 positive antigen tests reported since Friday

Feb 21st 2022, 2:55 PM 46,520 Views 11 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Coalition leaders to discuss changes to mandatory mask-wearing rules
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coalition leaders to discuss changes to mandatory mask-wearing rules

Feb 21st 2022, 12:18 PM 13,538 Views 15 Comments

It comes ahead of a Cabinet meeting tomorrow, at which the Government is expected to accept the advice from health officials.

# coronavirus - Sunday 20 February, 2022

Queen Elizabeth will carry on with ‘light duties’ despite Covid infection, palace says
# Royal Family
# Royal Family

Queen Elizabeth will carry on with ‘light duties’ despite Covid infection, palace says

Updated Feb 20th 2022, 5:40 PM 69,745 Views 50 Comments

The diagnosis follows a string of coronavirus cases among the royal family and the Queen’s Windsor Castle team.

# coronavirus - Friday 18 February, 2022

FactCheck: A claim that Covid -19 vaccines don’t stop transmission of the virus is misleading
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: A claim that Covid -19 vaccines don’t stop transmission of the virus is misleading

Feb 18th 2022, 5:43 PM 7,618 Views 0 Comments

A now suspended account on Twitter made the claim, but does it have any truth to it?

CMO says PCR testing 'no longer needed' for most under 55s and suggests concluding NPHET
# NPHET's LETTER
# NPHET's LETTER

CMO says PCR testing 'no longer needed' for most under 55s and suggests concluding NPHET

Updated Feb 18th 2022, 5:30 PM 98,268 Views 93 Comments
  • Dr Tony Holohan has said that asymptomatic close contacts will no longer need to restrict their movements.
  • CMO also says it is 'timely' to conclude the work of the National Public Health Emergency Team given this stage of the pandemic.
  • Taoiseach earlier confirmed that mask-wearing would become optional in most settings.
Coronavirus: 8,593 new cases and 591 patients in hospital, including 57 in ICU
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 8,593 new cases and 591 patients in hospital, including 57 in ICU

Feb 18th 2022, 3:08 PM 23,244 Views 18 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the figures this afternoon.

Germany has passed Omicron peak, says health minister
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Germany has passed Omicron peak, says health minister

Feb 18th 2022, 10:50 AM 11,292 Views 5 Comments

The country’s health minister has still warned against lifting restrictions too quickly however.

# coronavirus - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Poll: Will you still wear a face mask when it's no longer mandatory?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you still wear a face mask when it's no longer mandatory?

Feb 17th 2022, 7:42 AM 113,283 Views 142 Comments

Mask-wearing is on the agenda as NPHET meets today.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 16 February, 2022

Coronavirus: 9,881 new cases and 631 patients in hospital, 108 deaths notified in past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 9,881 new cases and 631 patients in hospital, 108 deaths notified in past week

Feb 16th 2022, 4:30 PM 42,227 Views 27 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

New Zealand virus cases spike as anti-vaccine protesters claim win
# Protest
# Protest

New Zealand virus cases spike as anti-vaccine protesters claim win

Feb 16th 2022, 9:00 AM 31,891 Views 12 Comments

Health authorities reported 1,160 new coronavirus cases, the most since the pandemic began.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Ending of Covid rules in NI is ‘not freedom day’, chief scientific adviser warns
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ending of Covid rules in NI is ‘not freedom day’, chief scientific adviser warns

Feb 15th 2022, 5:48 PM 5,902 Views 3 Comments

Professor Ian Young urged people to continue to wear face masks in certain public settings, even though it will no longer be a legal requirement.

Covid-19: 8,815 new cases and 635 patients in hospital, including 63 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 8,815 new cases and 635 patients in hospital, including 63 in ICU

Feb 15th 2022, 3:51 PM 33,593 Views 17 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Large study backs up findings from Irish experts about Covid placentitis
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Large study backs up findings from Irish experts about Covid placentitis

Feb 15th 2022, 11:27 AM 22,640 Views 3 Comments

Covid-19 placentitis is an infection of the placenta which occurs in some pregnant women with Covid-19.

# coronavirus - Monday 14 February, 2022

Sweden recommends fourth Covid-19 jab for over-80s
# Fourth Dose
# Fourth Dose

Sweden recommends fourth Covid-19 jab for over-80s

Feb 14th 2022, 2:09 PM 13,269 Views 20 Comments

The country’s health agency said the jab should be taken four months after the previous dose, at the earliest.

# coronavirus - Friday 11 February, 2022

Coronavirus: 11,063 new cases, 615 people in hospital and 64 in ICU
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 11,063 new cases, 615 people in hospital and 64 in ICU

Feb 11th 2022, 3:15 PM 35,576 Views 30 Comments

The Department of Health released the figures this afternoon.

# coronavirus - Thursday 10 February, 2022

HSE updates online advice for boosted close contacts, detailing additional restrictions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HSE updates online advice for boosted close contacts, detailing additional restrictions

Feb 10th 2022, 5:41 PM 52,648 Views 3 Comments

Although close contacts in this situation are no longer required to restrict their movements, they are advised to follow a number of other measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.

O'Neill says 'real prospect' Covid restrictions will have to stay in NI due to legal issues
# The North
# The North

O'Neill says 'real prospect' Covid restrictions will have to stay in NI due to legal issues

Feb 10th 2022, 5:39 PM 10,916 Views 3 Comments

The North’s Health Minister sought guidance following the resignation of first minister Paul Givan last week.

PCR testing system could be re-opened to all age groups, Colm Henry says
# Colm Henry
# Colm Henry

PCR testing system could be re-opened to all age groups, Colm Henry says

Feb 10th 2022, 1:02 PM 24,883 Views 26 Comments

HSE Chief Clinical Officer said that he does not foresee any changes to mask wearing guidelines in the immediate future.

Police arrest convoy protesters in New Zealand
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Police arrest convoy protesters in New Zealand

Feb 10th 2022, 7:33 AM 14,098 Views 12 Comments

Among the protesters’ grievances is the requirement in New Zealand that certain workers get vaccinated against Covid-19.