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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Today’s News

Here's #Antiviral - a State campaign to emphasise 'the positive behaviors of the majority' of young people

The campaign aims to share how young people have been ‘living their best lives possible, within the restrictions’.

# covid-19 - Yesterday’s News

Opinion: What is crisis fatigue and have we reached that point?

Dr Philip Kieran addresses the issue of crisis fatigue and offers some helpful ways to counteract it.

Coronavirus: Two deaths and 299 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said that a Covid-19 vaccine should be available in Ireland “quite soon”.

Three deaths and 351 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

The total number of cases in the North now stands at 52,175.

Health Minister says Covid-19 vaccine by December 'unlikely'

Stephen Donnelly has said that a vaccine will likely be available in Ireland early in 2021.

Health Minister criticised by union for not adhering to official recommendation on law to close meat plants

The National Outbreak Control Team urged the Minister for Health to enact the law in July.

# covid-19 - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 243 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Shops, restaurants, gyms, and some pubs are to be allowed to reopen from next week.

Europe's Covid-19 death toll crosses 400,000

Europe is the second worst-hit region in the world.

Limit Christmas visits to protect loved ones, says public health expert

Dr Gabriel Scally has said that now is “not the time” to allow the virus to spread.

Nine deaths and 315 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

A two-week “circuit-breaker” lockdown came into effect in Northern Ireland yesterday.

Retailers prepare for 'make or break' Christmas run-in with longer opening hours and 24-hour shopping

Non-essential retailers will be allowed to re-open from next Tuesday.

GAA matches linked to high local Covid-19 rates in advice given to government

Some local areas that hosted games or finals saw a jump in the growth rate of Covid-19 cases.

Face masks while cooking and no hugs: Here's the advice on how to plan Christmas Day this year

How should we plan the 25 December based on what we were told last night?

Covid-19 has 'dramatic effect' on government mortgage scheme for first-time buyers as drawdowns plummet

Approvals and drawdowns on the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme fell significantly from March onwards.

# covid-19 - Friday 27 November, 2020

Confirmed: Shops, restaurants and some pubs reopen next week, green light for household visits at Christmas

  • From next Tuesday retailers, hairdressers, gyms, museums and cinemas will reopen and religious services can resume.
  • From 4 December restaurants and bars that have a kitchen on-site can serve customers indoors.
  • From 18 December inter-county travel will be allowed and three households will be able to mix indoors.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 206 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Public health doctors vote in favour of industrial action in row over lack of consultant status

The IMO says the issue involves only 60 public health doctors.

Covid-19: Northern Ireland re-enters 'circuit-breaker' lockdown after seven-day easing of restrictions

First Minister Arlene Foster said last night that the next two weeks are “crucial”.

Boris Johnson 'facing Tory revolt' over plans to impose tough restrictions on 99% of English population

More than 55 million people will be placed into Tier 2 and Tier 3 from next week.

Eoin McGee: Be warned, your Covid-19 mortgage break could affect your ability to borrow

Eoin McGee says he’s suspicious of the motives of Ireland’s banks who agreed to offer mortgage payment breaks to customers in March.

# covid-19 - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Tough Covid-19 restrictions for 99% of people in England as Johnson says ‘hard winter’ ahead

The new restrictions will take effect after 2 December.

From The42 Leinster's Pro14 trip postponed after Scarlets camp hit with Covid-19 cases Round 8

Leinster's Pro14 trip postponed after Scarlets camp hit with Covid-19 cases

The game was scheduled to take place in Llanelli on Sunday, but will now have to be played in early 2021.

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 335 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

HSE to source alternative accommodation for residents as it closes Kerry nursing home after Covid-19 outbreak

An outbreak of Covid-19 was reported at Oaklands Nursing Home in Listowel earlier this month.

FactCheck: Did the creator of PCR tests say they don't work for Covid-19?

Posts on social media have wrongly claimed that PCR testing is inaccurate and produces a high rate of false positive results.

Ireland remains 'orange' on EU traffic light travel map

New travel rules kick in this weekend.

'Just Leo thinking out loud again': Mary Lou McDonald dismisses Tánaiste's border travel comments

Varadkar suggested the government is looking at advising against cross-border travel but he has said a travel ban is not being considered.

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain

Dr Ryan said he doesn’t “envy” the Irish government and there are “no easy answers”.

Brexit and global Covid-19 setbacks represent biggest threats to Irish economy, says Central Bank

Mortgage transactions have recovered since the summer, according to the latest data.

Opinion: It's time for courage - Rebuilding Ireland is dysfunctional and must be replaced

Dr Rory Hearne says the Government’s housing model is fundamentally flawed and it’s time for a complete overhaul of the system.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 269 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Denmark's culled minks rise from mass grave

The macabre phenomenon was observed at an improvised mass grave in a military training field

Car with 'stop the globalisation policies' written on it hits gate outside Merkel’s offices

The car had the slogan ‘You damned murderers of children and old people’ painted on the other side.

Waste, greenhouse gases and traffic: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Ireland's environment

Information and statistics on this impact were included in the EPA’s new report on the state of Ireland’s environment.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Recall of potentially unsafe Virapro hand sanitisers still not completed, Minister says

A product recall was ordered on 22 October due to “possible public health concerns”.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 226 new cases confirmed in Ireland

As of 2pm today, 292 Covid-19 patients were hospitalised, of which 36 were in ICU.

Phased lifting of Level 5: Inter-county travel could open up a few days before Christmas

Shops, gyms, and hairdressers are due to open up next week.

New on-the-spot Covid fines: €500 for organising events in breach of rules, €150 for attending

Not wearing a face covering on public transport or in certain retail outlets can carry a fine of €80.

Covid-19 is the fourth most common underlying cause for registered deaths in Ireland so far this year

The CSO published an analysis of data on the underlying causes of death, including Covid-19, from January to October 2020.

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