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# covid-19-facts - Today’s News

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Irish antibody testing plans and Trump suggests G7 return to Camp David: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here is the latest news on the virus today.

# covid-19-facts - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Explainer: After Donald Trump claims he's 'taking it', what are Irish experts saying about hydroxychloroquine? Covid-19 This post contains videos

Explainer: After Donald Trump claims he's 'taking it', what are Irish experts saying about hydroxychloroquine?

The drug is not approved for use against Covid-19 in the US or here.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 18 May, 2020

Phase One: Here's what's allowed from today as Covid-19 restrictions eased

Hardware stores, garden centres and golf are all a possibility now.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 15 May, 2020

Phase One explained: Who's going back to work and what other restrictions have changed?

Hardware stores, garden centres, farmers’ markets, bicycle shops and garages are due to open Monday.

Phase One easing to go ahead from Monday, 16 new deaths announced: Today's Covid-19 main points

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced plans for Phase One reopening this afternoon.

'Hardware but not homeware': Here's a definitive list of what stores are allowed open from Monday

Garden centres and farmers’ markets are on the list of outlets that can re-open.

# covid-19-facts - Saturday 9 May, 2020

'Mandatory' rules to reopen businesses, and Obama hits out at Trump: Today's Covid-19 main points

The Leaving Cert, the latest figures, and the UK’s traveller quarantine are also in the headlines today.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 8 May, 2020

Leaving Cert exams cancelled and 156 new cases: Today's Covid-19 main points

Here are the main developments today.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

# covid-19-facts - Friday 1 May, 2020

The Explainer: Where are we at with testing for Covid-19 in Ireland right now?

That’s what we speak to Cillian de Gascun about in this week’s podcast.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 30 April, 2020

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 16 April, 2020

# covid-19-facts - Friday 10 April, 2020

The Explainer: What does the data tell us about Ireland's fight against coronavirus?

We speak to two experts about the issue.

# covid-19-facts - Sunday 5 April, 2020

# covid-19-facts - Friday 3 April, 2020

Debunked: No, this 'very urgent' message telling you that your bank details can be robbed by making a phone call isn't true

The latest WhatsApp message doing the rounds is debunked here.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Debunked: Yes, funerals are very different right now but they are still happening

Debunked: Yes, funerals are very different right now but they are still happening

A message being shared makes specific claims about funeral arrangements for loved ones who die from Covid-19.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 27 March, 2020

New measures: These are the circumstances in which people will be permitted to leave their homes

A raft of new restrictions were announced by the Taoiseach this evening.

# covid-19-facts - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Most Irish coronavirus cases contracted in Ireland - new stats give full breakdown on Covid-19

Three children under the age of one have contracted the virus so far.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Debunked: No, Ireland is not in a 'lockdown sequence' despite what this Facebook post says

The post claims the Irish government has been slowly implementing a country-wide lockdown since last Sunday.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 23 March, 2020

Banks apologise for 'teething problems' with mortgage break, say customers don't need savings to qualify

Some customers who have lost their jobs because of the outbreak were told they needed months of savings in order to qualify for the break.

# covid-19-facts - Saturday 21 March, 2020

Debunked: No, the 'lockdown' isn't here - that's the Defence Forces setting up a testing site on Dublin's quays

A Facebook post said the army was “setting up camp” on the quays.

# covid-19-facts - Friday 20 March, 2020 has joined a worldwide project of factcheckers debunking claims about Covid-19

We’ll now have access to hundreds of factchecks by other international newsrooms.

Restrictions 'likely' to last beyond March, a rate freeze for businesses: Today's Covid-19 main points

191 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Ireland last night.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Debunked: Despite what those WhatsApp messages predicted, the country has not gone into lockdown in the past two days

The Defence Forces have been very busy – but they’re not patrolling the streets.

# covid-19-facts - Monday 16 March, 2020

'It's all about assessing risk': How to protect yourself and family at home from the coronavirus

We look at the latest advice and speak to a virologist.

# covid-19-facts - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

The Explainer: How can Ireland stop an Italy-style spread of coronavirus?

How is it spreading so fast there?

# covid-19-facts - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Covid-19: An employment law specialist explains issues around sick leave and working remotely

It’s a murky area of Irish law when it comes to the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus: What is contact tracing and who is considered a 'close contact'?

Health authorities have processes in place that will still be necessary even as the number of cases here rises.