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# coronavirus - Monday 24 January, 2022

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

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic

Jan 24th 2022, 2:00 PM 41,025 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

Jan 23rd 2022, 1:07 PM 49,429 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 48,081 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 90,372 Views 67 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 59,658 Views 53 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 42,908 Views 45 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 122,501 Views 117 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 95,192 Views 187 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 18,482 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 178,941 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 15,054 Views 8 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 49,877 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 9,327 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 82,169 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 46,984 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 39,027 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 47,698 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 70,226 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 34,684 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 68,262 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 13,743 Views 22 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 64,125 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 21,774 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 74,942 Views 108 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 20,819 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 51,729 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 24,149 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 63,865 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 51,158 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 24,682 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 79,139 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 43,240 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 9,919 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 54,404 Views 75 Comments

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

As close contact rules change in Ireland, what's the advice in other parts of the world?
# Covid Contacts
# Covid Contacts

As close contact rules change in Ireland, what's the advice in other parts of the world?

Jan 12th 2022, 6:00 PM 28,330 Views 9 Comments

The rules are different across the board. Let’s take a closer look.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Covid-19: 19,290 new confirmed cases, 1,062 in hospital and 92 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 19,290 new confirmed cases, 1,062 in hospital and 92 in ICU

Jan 11th 2022, 5:42 PM 41,158 Views 68 Comments

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

Millions more locked down as China battles Omicron spread
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Millions more locked down as China battles Omicron spread

Updated Jan 11th 2022, 11:12 AM 23,920 Views 19 Comments

In England, people who test positive on an antigen test will no longer need to take a PCR test to confirm their result.

EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives
# Ce Mark
# Ce Mark

EU experts to discuss Genrui antigen tests after people report hundreds of false positives

Jan 11th 2022, 6:00 AM 20,683 Views 17 Comments

Irish retailers have taken the at-home Covid-19 test kits off the shelves.

# coronavirus - Monday 10 January, 2022

Covid-19: 23,909 cases brings Ireland's total to one million since pandemic began, with 1,063 in hospital, 89 in ICU today
# Latest Covid Numbers
# Latest Covid Numbers

Covid-19: 23,909 cases brings Ireland's total to one million since pandemic began, with 1,063 in hospital, 89 in ICU today

Updated Jan 10th 2022, 5:56 PM 90,198 Views 151 Comments

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

Uganda’s schools reopen to students after world’s longest pandemic disruption
# Uganda
# Uganda

Uganda’s schools reopen to students after world’s longest pandemic disruption

Jan 10th 2022, 1:39 PM 10,995 Views 1 Comment

Uganda’s schools have been fully or partially shut for more than 83 weeks.