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# covid-19 - Today’s News

Ghana becomes first nation in world to receive Covax coronavirus vaccines
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Ghana becomes first nation in world to receive Covax coronavirus vaccines

3 minutes ago 325 Views 0 Comments

Ghana is among 92 countries that will receive vaccines for free through the initiative.

No GAA 'on-field activity' until Easter at earliest and 'impossible' now to plan revised 2021 fixtures calendar
# Update
From The42
# Update

No GAA 'on-field activity' until Easter at earliest and 'impossible' now to plan revised 2021 fixtures calendar

1 hour ago 1,090 Views 0 Comments

The GAA state that will ‘be seeking clarity on certain aspects’ related to sport in the new document

US regulator says Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 'effective' against Covid-19 and new variants
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

US regulator says Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 'effective' against Covid-19 and new variants

1 hour ago 9,580 Views 12 Comments

The vaccine is seen as a vital tool in the pandemic.

France v Scotland Six Nations match to be played as scheduled this weekend
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

France v Scotland Six Nations match to be played as scheduled this weekend

Updated 3 hours ago 2,906 Views 1 Comment

Tournament organisers ‘continue to monitor the situation very closely’ ahead of Sunday’s game.

Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Covid-19 can survive on clothing for up to 72 hours, study shows

8 hours ago 59,851 Views 47 Comments

Researchers looked at how coronavirus behaves on three fabrics commonly used in the healthcare industry.

# covid-19 - Yesterday’s News

People with underlying conditions have been moved up the vaccine priority list
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

People with underlying conditions have been moved up the vaccine priority list

Updated 20 hours ago 68,364 Views 45 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed the change this evening.

AstraZeneca expected to deliver all doses in second quarter despite reports of expected EU shortfall
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

AstraZeneca expected to deliver all doses in second quarter despite reports of expected EU shortfall

21 hours ago 35,939 Views 49 Comments

Reuters quoted an EU official in reporting a possible shortfall today.

‘We need to stay focused and get through these next few months’: Read Micheál Martin's address in full
# Speech
# Speech

‘We need to stay focused and get through these next few months’: Read Micheál Martin's address in full

22 hours ago 23,112 Views 96 Comments

The Taoiseach made the announcement at 6pm.

Barber to Government: 'Haircuts boost mental health - let us open for just two weeks'
# Business Matters
# Business Matters

Barber to Government: 'Haircuts boost mental health - let us open for just two weeks'

23 hours ago 44,295 Views 98 Comments

Barber Robbie Connaughton calls on the government to consider allowing salons to open temporarily to allow them to serve customers.

Coronavirus: 45 deaths and 575 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 45 deaths and 575 new cases confirmed in Ireland

23 hours ago 72,781 Views 122 Comments

The latest figures were released in a statement by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Irish people are angrier and more frustrated than at any stage during the Covid-19 pandemic
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Irish people are angrier and more frustrated than at any stage during the Covid-19 pandemic

Tue 3:50 PM 74,775 Views 110 Comments

An increasing proportion of people believe Ireland is returning to normal too slowly.

Three cases of South African Covid-19 variant detected in Northern Ireland
# Covid Variants
# Covid Variants

Three cases of South African Covid-19 variant detected in Northern Ireland

Tue 2:35 PM 12,310 Views 11 Comments

The North’s health minister said this development demonstrates the need for continued caution.

Back to school: What are we expecting about plans for the reopening of education?
# Reopening
# Reopening

Back to school: What are we expecting about plans for the reopening of education?

Tue 12:45 PM 34,397 Views 72 Comments

Students have not been back in school since the Christmas break.

# covid-19 - Monday 22 February, 2021

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees
# Easing Lockdown
# Easing Lockdown

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees

Updated Mon 11:01 PM 223,195 Views 191 Comments

The government is expected to publish its updated Living with Covid plan this week.

Scotland fear more than 10 players could be unavailable if France game is rescheduled
# Decision Wednesday
From The42
# Decision Wednesday

Scotland fear more than 10 players could be unavailable if France game is rescheduled

Updated Mon 9:40 PM 36,073 Views 25 Comments

France have registered 14 Covid cases since their victory in Dublin eight days ago, meaning Sunday’s fixture is now in danger.

Coronavirus: One death and 686 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: One death and 686 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Mon 6:06 PM 83,644 Views 146 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

This is the four-stage plan that could see England free of all Covid-19 restrictions on 21 June
# Midsummer Night's Dream
# Midsummer Night's Dream

This is the four-stage plan that could see England free of all Covid-19 restrictions on 21 June

Mon 4:52 PM 37,590 Views 85 Comments

Moving to each stage is to be determined by a series of data-based “tests”.

Farrell's Ireland still Covid-free as France wonder if their outbreak started in Dublin
# Healthy
From The42
# Healthy

Farrell's Ireland still Covid-free as France wonder if their outbreak started in Dublin

Mon 3:08 PM 28,324 Views 24 Comments

Les Bleus’ Six Nations hopes have been hit hard with key players now ruled out of the Scotland game.

'Dates don't drive anything': WHO's Mike Ryan urges Irish public not to focus on when country could reopen
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

'Dates don't drive anything': WHO's Mike Ryan urges Irish public not to focus on when country could reopen

Mon 2:40 PM 35,836 Views 64 Comments

The WHO emergencies expert believes Ireland’s case numbers are too high.

Rehab to make 37 workers with disabilities at Limerick facility redundant due to impact of Covid-19
# Raheen
# Raheen

Rehab to make 37 workers with disabilities at Limerick facility redundant due to impact of Covid-19

Mon 1:01 PM 17,527 Views 28 Comments

The employees work at the Rehab Logistics facility in Raheen.

100,000 vaccines set to be administered this week as government expects big supply increase from April
# Ramp Up
# Ramp Up

100,000 vaccines set to be administered this week as government expects big supply increase from April

Updated Mon 11:32 AM 44,053 Views 86 Comments

The health minister has said capacity is being built up to vaccinate 250,000 people a week.

France captain Ollivon among five new Covid-19 cases
# Six Nations
From The42
# Six Nations

France captain Ollivon among five new Covid-19 cases

Mon 10:35 AM 7,399 Views 12 Comments

It brings the total number of positive tests recorded in the French camp to 14.

Schools, socialising and sports returning next month as Johnson to tell England roadmap out of lockdown
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Schools, socialising and sports returning next month as Johnson to tell England roadmap out of lockdown

Mon 7:09 AM 23,091 Views 23 Comments

Johnson is under pressure from his own MPs as around one in three adults in the UK have received their first vaccine dose.

# covid-19 - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Coronavirus: One death and 679 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: One death and 679 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Updated Sun 6:00 PM 95,683 Views 222 Comments

Over 320,000 vaccines have been administered.

Italy marks one year since country's first death from Covid-19
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

Italy marks one year since country's first death from Covid-19

Sun 3:40 PM 20,361 Views 11 Comments

Italy’s first known fatality from Covid-19 was a 77-year-old man from Vo.

Four deaths and 263 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Four deaths and 263 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Sun 2:07 PM 9,353 Views 1 Comment

Nearly 400 patients with Covid-19 are hospitalised in the North.

France star Dupont ruled out of Scotland clash following Covid positive From The42

France star Dupont ruled out of Scotland clash following Covid positive

Sun 1:48 PM 4,239 Views 2 Comments

Nine Covid cases in French camp with Julien Marchand and Arthur Vincent the latest to test positive.

Butt to join Solskjaer on Manchester United sideline as coaches forced to isolate
# Pick Nick
From The42
# Pick Nick

Butt to join Solskjaer on Manchester United sideline as coaches forced to isolate

Sun 12:13 PM 8,620 Views 0 Comments

United have not identified the staff in self-isolation ahead of Sunday evening’s meeting with Newcastle.

Hospitality workers disappointed by mid-summer reopening, industry warns
# Let Down
# Let Down

Hospitality workers disappointed by mid-summer reopening, industry warns

Sun 12:08 PM 26,606 Views 61 Comments

The Irish Hotels Federation say a closure until mid-summer would significantly impact the tourism industry.

# covid-19 - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Coronavirus: 26 deaths and 988 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 26 deaths and 988 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Sat 5:24 PM 115,362 Views 191 Comments

The figures were released in a statement this evening.

'The sound of hope': Almost 1,000 over-85s receive Covid-19 vaccines at Helix theatre
# Rolling Out
# Rolling Out

'The sound of hope': Almost 1,000 over-85s receive Covid-19 vaccines at Helix theatre

Sat 4:40 PM 32,957 Views 77 Comments

Over 100 GP clinics are vaccinating nearly 1,000 patients over 85 at a vaccination centre today.

World tops 200 million vaccine doses as G7 boosts funding for aid
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

World tops 200 million vaccine doses as G7 boosts funding for aid

Sat 3:55 PM 9,150 Views 9 Comments

G7 countries have pledged to more than double aid to support vaccine access for less wealthy countries.

Three deaths and 276 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Three deaths and 276 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Sat 2:10 PM 12,330 Views 5 Comments

The rate of Covid-19 has been decreasing across all age groups in Northern Ireland in recent weeks.

Explainer: What do we know about the Covid-19 strain from Brazil that has arrived in Ireland?
# What Is It?
# What Is It?

Explainer: What do we know about the Covid-19 strain from Brazil that has arrived in Ireland?

Updated Sat 1:38 PM 43,753 Views 93 Comments

Three cases of the variant from Brazil have been identified in Ireland.

Hospitalised Covid-19 patients fall to lowest numbers since early January
# Hospitalisations
# Hospitalisations

Hospitalised Covid-19 patients fall to lowest numbers since early January

Sat 1:18 PM 16,543 Views 15 Comments

There were 149 Covid-19 patients in ICU this morning.

Opinion: No foreign travel this year? All is not lost, Ireland has a lot to offer
# Staycation
# Staycation

Opinion: No foreign travel this year? All is not lost, Ireland has a lot to offer

Sat 8:30 AM 69,648 Views 154 Comments

As foreign travel appears to be entirely off the radar for 2021, many are turning their attention to trips at home. Here, travel writer Deirdre Mullins shares some of Ireland’s hidden gems.

# covid-19 - Friday 19 February, 2021

Three cases of new Covid-19 variant, first identified in Brazil, reported in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Three cases of new Covid-19 variant, first identified in Brazil, reported in Ireland

Fri 9:33 PM 69,396 Views 118 Comments

All of the cases identified are directly associated with recent travel from Brazil.

Over 7,950 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Over 7,950 fines issued by gardaí relating to Covid-19 breaches

Fri 5:43 PM 17,971 Views 45 Comments

Under current Covid-19 restrictions, gardaí are continuing to carry out checkpoints nationwide.

Coronavirus: 28 deaths and 763 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 28 deaths and 763 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Fri 5:30 PM 71,134 Views 170 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed in a NPHET statement this evening.

Dublin Airport passenger numbers declined by 78% to 7.4 million last year
# Covid Impact
# Covid Impact

Dublin Airport passenger numbers declined by 78% to 7.4 million last year

Fri 3:27 PM 14,868 Views 29 Comments

More than half of those who travelled through Dublin Airport last year did so in January and February.

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