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#Covid-19

# covid-19 - Today’s News

Wood Quay veteran, hero of the Liberties: John Gallagher's death has deprived Dublin of one of its champions

Gallagher, who passed away recently, kept Dublin and the Liberties in his heart.

HSE aims to test 4,500 people a day, Construction activity hits 11-year low: Today's Covid-19 Main Points

There are now 4,994 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

Clusters of Covid-19 in nursing homes rise to 57, new stats show

Nursing homes now account for 24.2% of Covid-19 clusters in the country.

Covid-19 community assessment hubs will stop system being 'overburdened' HSE

Covid-19 community assessment hubs will stop system being 'overburdened'

The vice-president of the Irish College of General Practitioners stressed the importance of the hubs.

From The42 Fijian rugby stars arrested after failing to isolate Covid-19

Fijian rugby stars arrested after failing to isolate

Fiji have strict quarantine rules for people arriving in the country.

Boris Johnson 'still very much in charge' despite spending night in hospital with Covid-19

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is expected to chair the daily Covid-19 meeting today.

New York coronavirus deaths climb as Trump sees ‘light at end of tunnel’

The US leader also warned his country was approaching a ‘horrific point’ in the outbreak.

Check ins and free newspaper delivery to be offered by An Post to people cocooning

Family members can request for a local postman/woman to check in on someone cocooning.

Opinion: Should the EU's role in the Covid-19 crisis merely be as Best Supporting Actor?

Noelle O Connell says the EU is reacting faster to this crisis than it did in 2008, but it needs the agreement of all members.

# covid-19 - Yesterday’s News

Scotland's chief medical officer resigns after failing to follow her own advice by visiting second home

Dr Catherine Calderwood was spotted with her family at their second home more than an hour’s drive from Edinburgh.

How a wedding cancelled due to Covid-19 turned into a socially distant celebration

How a wedding cancelled due to Covid-19 turned into a socially distant celebration

Adam and Rebecca had to postpone their wedding, but took to the back garden to mark the day.

'We will meet again': Queen Elizabeth sends message to Britain during Covid-19 crisis UK

Coronavirus: 21 more deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed in a statement from the Department of Health this evening.

Joe Biden: US Democratic convention could be 'virtual' because of Covid-19

The Democratic Convention has already been pushed back to August.

Another 621 people have died from Covid-19 in UK as minister warns outside exercise could be banned

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it was “quite unbelievable” crowds were still gathering over the weekend.

Charity urges people to contact GPs as normal with possible cancer symptoms during pandemic

The Irish Cancer Society is worried that people are “putting their lives at risk” by not visiting GPs over symptoms.

Spain sees third daily decline in deaths from coronavirus

The country recorded 674 deaths from Covid-19 on Sunday.

Opinion: Mental health and coronavirus: What lessons can Ireland learn from previous epidemics?

It is useful to draw some comparisons with the West African Ebola crisis before Covid-19, John Farrelly writes.

50 clusters of Covid-19 identified in nursing homes, new health data shows

This number of clusters rose by ten in the space of one day, according to data from the HPSC.

HSE says 20% of the first PPE batch to arrive from China was 'unsuitable'

The HSE also said it wants to increase testing to 4,500 people a day next week.

Gardaí urge public to continue social distancing ahead of expected coronavirus peak

Deputy Commissioner John Twomey thanked people for high levels of compliance with the new rules so far.

Iconic singer Marianne Faithful being treated in hospital after testing positive for Covid-19

The 73-year-old singer-songwriter went into hospital on Tuesday.

Man threatened shop staff then coughed on gardaí and said he had coronavirus when resisting arrest

The man was reported to be acting aggressively at a retail premises on Dublin’s Dame Street yesterday afternoon.

Trump says 'there will be a lot of death' but adds restrictions should ease 'sooner rather than later' Coronavirus This post contains videos

Trump says 'there will be a lot of death' but adds restrictions should ease 'sooner rather than later'

Warning of America’s “toughest” week ahead, the US President said “we have to vanquish the virus as quickly as we can”.

# covid-19 - Saturday 4 April, 2020

China pauses to remember victims of coronavirus outbreak

China pauses to remember victims of coronavirus outbreak

China’s figures, 81,639 cases and 3,326 deaths, are generally considered to be understated.

331 new cases in Ireland and New York's death toll rises: Today's Covid-19 main points

There are now 4,604 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

New York's death toll rises by record 630 in 24 hours as China donates 1,000 ventilators

The US state has now recorded 113,704 positive cases.

Coronavirus: 17 more deaths and 331 new cases in Ireland

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Disney delays multiple Marvel blockbusters but still hopes for summer launch of Mulan

One untitled Marvel film previously set for summer 2022 has been removed from the schedule entirely.

From The42 'It has never been as important to be part of the home team' - GAA stars drive clear message Stay At Home This post contains videos

'It has never been as important to be part of the home team' - GAA stars drive clear message

Brian Cody, Kieran McGeeney, Ciarán Kilkenny, Sinéad Goldrick, Conor McManus, Lee Chin, David Moran and Aoife Murray feature in the GPA and WGPA video.

Three Irish medics arrive home to answer Ireland's call with help of fundraising campaign

The Ireland’s Call Initiative has raised just over €19,000 on GoFundMe.

Johnson invites opposition leaders to 'work together' as death toll rises by 708 in just one day in UK

A leading pandemic modeller in the UK has said Britain had “painted itself into a corner” with no clear exit strategy from the coronavirus crisis.

Harris announces new supports for nursing homes after 40 clusters identified across the country

Figures correct as of midnight on Wednesday were released this morning by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Covid-19: Pink tests positive for virus and slams US testing capacity

The singer said it was a ‘travesty’ that wider testing was not available in the US.

Larry Donnelly: The US is polarised over Trump's handling of Covid-19, but Biden has also failed to inspire voters

Larry Donnelly says wildcards like Covid-19 will shape the Trump vs Biden race

Spain confirms 809 more fatalities in 24 hours as death toll reaches over 11,700

The total number of deaths in Spain now stands at 11,744, second only to Italy.

From The42 Cheltenham organisers defend festival, which went ahead normally thanks to government advice Covid-19

Cheltenham organisers defend festival, which went ahead normally thanks to government advice

The day before the Festive, the British government said there was ‘no rationale’ to a postponement.

From The42 New Fifa working group starts by clearing June of all international matches Called Off

New Fifa working group starts by clearing June of all international matches

The new committee also proposed to keep the age eligibility rule that would have applied for an Olympic tournament staged this year.

Master pastry chef Shane Smith shares his Covid-19 isolation tips and recipes

Tuck in to your weekend food destination with master chef Shane Smith.

Trump announces new guidelines for all Americans to wear masks... but says he won't wear one himself Not For Me This post contains videos

Trump announces new guidelines for all Americans to wear masks... but says he won't wear one himself

“I just don’t want to wear one myself,” the president said.

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