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# coronavirus - Saturday 15 January, 2022

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 20,825 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 51,735 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 24,156 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 63,871 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 51,231 Views 81 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 24,697 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 79,189 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 43,244 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 9,924 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 54,417 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 28,346 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 41,163 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 23,927 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 20,716 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 90,236 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 10,999 Views 1 Comment

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

# coronavirus - Sunday 9 January, 2022

Covid-19: 21,384 new confirmed cases, 984 in hospital and 83 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 21,384 new confirmed cases, 984 in hospital and 83 in ICU

Jan 9th 2022, 12:21 PM 52,899 Views 70 Comments

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

Japan agrees US military curbs to tackle 'sharp rise' in Covid cases
# Japan
# Japan

Japan agrees US military curbs to tackle 'sharp rise' in Covid cases

Jan 9th 2022, 8:22 AM 23,268 Views 13 Comments

The spike has been blamed on the US military because the case increases are most pronounced in areas near the bases.

# coronavirus - Friday 7 January, 2022

Coveney dodges questions on lockdown-breaking champagne bash at his department
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Coveney dodges questions on lockdown-breaking champagne bash at his department

Jan 7th 2022, 10:26 PM 34,190 Views 0 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister has refused to answer questions about the party held by officials in June 2020.

Irish Prison Service cancels in person visits to inmates in all jails in response to Covid-19
# Jail Visits
# Jail Visits

Irish Prison Service cancels in person visits to inmates in all jails in response to Covid-19

Jan 7th 2022, 9:10 PM 16,949 Views 0 Comments

Family visits will be temporarily suspended from 10 January until 24 January, 2022.

Covid-19: 21,926 new confirmed cases, 936 in hospital and 84 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 21,926 new confirmed cases, 936 in hospital and 84 in ICU

Jan 7th 2022, 5:03 PM 53,952 Views 125 Comments

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

Jury trials at Central and Circuit courts postponed due to Covid-19
# Covid Impact
# Covid Impact

Jury trials at Central and Circuit courts postponed due to Covid-19

Jan 7th 2022, 2:53 PM 7,181 Views 0 Comments

All hearings scheduled at the Supreme Court until the end of January will be heard by remote platform.

State spent almost €25 million on mandatory hotel quarantine, new figures show
# Mhq
# Mhq

State spent almost €25 million on mandatory hotel quarantine, new figures show

Jan 7th 2022, 10:52 AM 10,111 Views 21 Comments

Approximately €9.5 million was collected from those that had to use the service.

UK to deploy troops to London hospitals impacted by Covid-related staff shortages
# UK
# UK

UK to deploy troops to London hospitals impacted by Covid-related staff shortages

Jan 7th 2022, 9:39 AM 11,321 Views 17 Comments

The deployment will include 40 military medics and 160 general duty personnel.

# coronavirus - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Covid-19: 23,817 new confirmed cases, 941 in hospital and 90 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 23,817 new confirmed cases, 941 in hospital and 90 in ICU

Jan 6th 2022, 5:31 PM 83,398 Views 168 Comments

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

District Court Judge refuses free legal aid for alleged Covid-19 breach cases
# Court
# Court

District Court Judge refuses free legal aid for alleged Covid-19 breach cases

Jan 6th 2022, 3:45 PM 32,743 Views 0 Comments

Judge Joanne Carroll was hearing a number of cases of alleged breaches of the Covid-19 regulations from early 2021.

Over 500 Covid outbreaks associated with school students and staff in second half of 2021
# Schools
# Schools

Over 500 Covid outbreaks associated with school students and staff in second half of 2021

Jan 6th 2022, 2:01 PM 16,431 Views 40 Comments

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

Thousands of principals fear impact of teacher shortages as schools reopen today
# School's Back
# School's Back

Thousands of principals fear impact of teacher shortages as schools reopen today

Jan 6th 2022, 6:00 AM 17,625 Views 41 Comments

Student teachers are being drafted in to cover Covid absences.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Italy to introduce mandatory Covid vaccination for over 50s
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Italy to introduce mandatory Covid vaccination for over 50s

Jan 5th 2022, 10:40 PM 29,277 Views 77 Comments

Out of Italy’s 59 million people, 28 million are over the age of 50.

Covid-19: 17,656 cases, 928 in hospital, 40 deaths notified in past week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 17,656 cases, 928 in hospital, 40 deaths notified in past week

Jan 5th 2022, 5:10 PM 69,164 Views 131 Comments

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

Thousands held on cruise ship in Hong Kong due to Omicron fears
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Thousands held on cruise ship in Hong Kong due to Omicron fears

Jan 5th 2022, 1:31 PM 15,633 Views 10 Comments

The Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas ship was forced to return a day early from a cruise.

US teacher arrested for allegedly giving Covid vaccine to teenager
# New York
# New York

US teacher arrested for allegedly giving Covid vaccine to teenager

Jan 5th 2022, 11:29 AM 59,138 Views 37 Comments

Police said Laura Russo administered the vaccine at her home on New Year’s Eve.

Macron sparks backlash with warning to non-vaccinated French
# France
# France

Macron sparks backlash with warning to non-vaccinated French

Jan 5th 2022, 7:17 AM 41,455 Views 109 Comments

Opponents including rivals in the 2022 presidential elections accused Macron of overstepping the line with the language of his comments.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Boris Johnson sticks with Plan B in bid to ‘ride out’ Omicron without lockdown
# England
# England

Boris Johnson sticks with Plan B in bid to ‘ride out’ Omicron without lockdown

Jan 4th 2022, 10:50 PM 27,387 Views 72 Comments

Mr Johnson said now is the time for the ‘utmost caution’ but argued the booster rollout has given substantial protection to the nation.

Coronavirus: 21,302 new confirmed cases, 884 in hospital and  90 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 21,302 new confirmed cases, 884 in hospital and 90 in ICU

Jan 4th 2022, 5:59 PM 68,684 Views 122 Comments

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

Genrui antigen tests: HPRA and company to investigate after multiple reports of false positives
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Genrui antigen tests: HPRA and company to investigate after multiple reports of false positives

Jan 4th 2022, 4:11 PM 214,280 Views 65 Comments
  • The HPRA has received a number of complaints about the Genrui antigen tests, Órla Ryan reports
  • The at-home antigen tests are sold in a number of shops and pharmacies in Ireland
  • Genrui said it will continue to work "with local agents and partners" to resolve the issue
Blow for Macron's party as opposition join forces to hold up Covid bill
# World Report
# World Report

Blow for Macron's party as opposition join forces to hold up Covid bill

Jan 4th 2022, 1:37 PM 15,348 Views 22 Comments

The United States set a new world record with more than one million cases logged yesterday.

Nursing home complaints: 'Window visits not being permitted' and other Covid concerns
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

Nursing home complaints: 'Window visits not being permitted' and other Covid concerns

Jan 4th 2022, 12:05 AM 31,138 Views 11 Comments
  • The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Dozens of complaints were made throughout the year regarding issues surrounding Covid-19.
  • Other complaints were made over issues such as abuse allegations, building standards and staffing issues.

# coronavirus - Monday 3 January, 2022

ASTI warns return of schools is ‘unacceptable risk’ without new measures
# Schools
# Schools

ASTI warns return of schools is ‘unacceptable risk’ without new measures

Jan 3rd 2022, 9:57 PM 62,468 Views 128 Comments

The teachers union will ask the Department of Health to introduce ‘a delayed and staggered reopening’ of schools at a meeting tomorrow.

Bucs coach hopes NFL star gets 'help' after sacking
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

Bucs coach hopes NFL star gets 'help' after sacking

Jan 3rd 2022, 9:03 PM 9,544 Views 4 Comments

Antonio Brown’s career has been left hanging in the balance after recent events.