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# covid-19 - Yesterday’s News

Trump postpones New Hampshire rally due to weather, warns China ties 'severely damaged' over virus

Trump also signalled that a phase two trade deal with China was not a priority now.

From The42 'Class act' Wimbledon praised for distributing £10m in prize money despite cancellation Tennis

'Class act' Wimbledon praised for distributing £10m in prize money despite cancellation

The Wimbledon finals should have taken place this weekend.

HSE warns public of phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from contact tracing team

The HSE has stressed that it does not charge or ask for payment for testing.

'We hope lessons have been learnt': Gardaí to continue pub inspections this weekend

Deputy commissioner John Twomey said the “vast majority” of licenced premises were found to be adhering to the rules last weekend.

Dáil hears 'institutional racism' led to data breach over meat factory workers' Covid-19 test results

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland said there had been a ‘gross and serious breach of confidentiality’.

Coronavirus: One death and 25 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Face masks on public transport to become compulsory from next week

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced the new measure this afternoon.

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Three Cork GAA clubs call a halt to all activities as Covid-19 precaution

Some Argideen Rangers members told the club they may have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for the virus.

France uncovers 'massive fraud' of coronavirus wage payouts

The French government has paid around 84% of net salary for people unable to work due to the pandemic.

‘Significant’ amount of extra staff needed to reopen schools, Covid-19 committee told

Seán Ó Foghlú said students coming out of teaching college this year will be “a main source” of extra staffing.

Explainer: The R0 is now 'at or above 1', but what does that mean for Covid-19 in Ireland?

Acting chief medical officer Dr. Ronan Glynn said that the situation remains stable.

Hong Kong to close all schools after spike in coronavirus cases

Locally transmitted cases hit 34 on Thursday, the highest daily total in three months

Bolivian President Jeanine Anez has tested positive for coronavirus

Multiple political figures in South America have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last week.

Covid-19: Australia to slash quota of citizens who are allowed re-enter the country

Australia closed its international borders to all but returning citizens and permanent residents in late March, but a quota on numbers is in place.

Fáilte Ireland may target Northern Irish visitors to bolster tourism trade

More and more people will be staying on the island for a holiday this summer.

# covid-19 - Thursday 9 July, 2020

'We're seeing an increase of cases among young people': 77% of today's Covid-19 cases under age of 25

“This disease is not going to be gone in a fortnight’s time,” Dr Ronan Glynn said this evening.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 23 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte leads a bloc of countries opposed to the deal.

Explainer: Why Irish banks are being accused of 'profiteering from the pandemic'

Developments in recent days have undermined the banks’ positions.

WHO's David Nabarro: 'I am very worried about the next six months'

Nabarro said that the situation in some parts of the world is “disturbing”.

Second night of clashes in Serbian capital as crowds protest government handling of pandemic

The Serbian president has said planned weekend lockdown measures are likely to be scrapped.

Gardaí identify 26 pubs potentially in breach of health regulations after weekend crackdown

Gardaí say a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in each of these cases.

Professor Ruairí Brugha: We must close the pubs again - our health workers deserve better

Ruairí Brugha says the scenes from Dublin city centre last weekend show how dangerously close we are to the second wave of Covid-19 unless drastic action is taken.

# covid-19 - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Ireland's Covid-19 tracker app reaches 1 million users

“The app wont make you immune to the virus but it can help to reduce the risk,” HSE CEO Paul Reid said.

US tops 3 million Covid-19 cases as Trump pushes for schools to reopen

The virus is surging in several southern hotspots including Texas, Florida, Louisiana and Arizona.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 11 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

From The42 Six Premiership rugby players test positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus

Six Premiership rugby players test positive for Covid-19

A further four non-playing staff have also tested positive after 804 tests on Monday.

Almost 90% of middle-ranking gardaí want spit hoods to remain as part of garda kit

The AGSI has reported that dealings with the public during the pandemic have been overwhelmingly positive.

Shoppers in Melbourne strip the shelves ahead of midnight lockdown

Australia yesterday confirmed a further 134 infections in the past 24 hours.

Have you hit lockdown fatigue? Two wellness practitioners have some advice for you

Wellness experts Margaret Young and Laura Linehan say many of us are experiencing lots of mixed emotions as we emerge from months of lockdown.

# covid-19 - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Trump administration formally begins withdrawal from World Health Organization WHO

Trump administration formally begins withdrawal from World Health Organization

The withdrawal is effective in one year – 6 July 2021.

Limerick council waives fees for business street tables and chairs for remainder of year

The Council has also announced free on-street parking on Saturdays in July and August.

Micheál Martin to consider calls to extend maternity leave due to Covid-19 pandemic

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald called for a 12-week extension to maternity leave and pay.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters.

HSE reports 250,000 downloads of new Covid-19 contact tracing app

The app was officially launched this morning.

The European Commission has slashed Irish and eurozone growth forecasts

But the Commission expects the Irish economy to grow by 6.25% next year.

Central Bank 'determined' to avoid 'tracker mortgage scandal Mark II' over Covid insurance payouts

Gabriel Makhlouf was addressing the Special Dáil Committee on Covid-19 this morning.

Melbourne goes back under lockdown after worrying spike in virus cases

Australia will also effectively seal off the wider state of Victoria from the rest of the country.

View from a teacher: No, we have not been 'sitting at home on full pay' in lockdown

One reader is frustrated at what she believes is the unfair portrayal of teachers throughout the lockdown period and ahead of term start in September.

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