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# Covid-19

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HSE vaccine lead: 'Plans in development for autumn booster as well as winter emergencies'
The HSE’s Damien McCallion gave The Journal’s Coronavirus Newsletter an insight into the next stages of the vaccine rollout.
Shanghai seeks to ease seven-week virus lockdown within next few days
The World Health Organisation has said the mounting economic toll of severe restrictions could be unsustainable.
North Korea reveals six deaths after admitting first Covid outbreak
Experts have warned the virus could be devastating in a country with a broken health care system.
Vaccination had 'significant impact' at decreasing Covid-19 cases in nursing homes
Vaccination was a major factor determining outbreaks, as well as whether a home had suffered an outbreak in the past.
North Korea orders national lockdown after confirming first Covid-19 cases
The country had never admitted to a case of the virus and had imposed a rigid coronavirus blockade of its borders since 2020.
Face masks no longer mandatory on EU flights from next week
The new recommendations are set to come into effect from 16 May.
Ongoing use of Covid-19 Garda roster preventing specialist firearms units from critical training
The Covid-19 emergency roster has been extended amid an industrial relations dispute.
'There's no why': Shanghai rages at endless Covid lockdown
China’s capital is trying to fend off a Covid-19 outbreak with restrictions on movement.
WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world
The figure includes deaths directly associated with Covid as well as those due to the pandemic’s impact on the health system and society.
Hong Kong reopens beaches as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules
Deaths from Covid-19 in Hong Kong have fallen from a high of almost 300 per day in March to zero in recent days.
WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns
Obesity rates in the region have ballooned by 138% in the past five decades.
Canadian police in face-off with protesters opposed to coronavirus mandates
Ottawa police promised that protesters would not be allowed to get a foothold for a prolonged occupation.
Department of Health to no longer publish daily Covid-19 cases
In the final daily update, health officials reported 980 PCR-confirmed cases and 1,020 positive antigen tests.
Coronavirus: 2,307 new cases and 412 patients in hospital, including 36 in ICU
The Department of Health confirmed the figures earlier today.
Prison officers launch stinging attack over treatment of staff during Covid-19 pandemic
The Prison Officers’ Association are holding their annual conference in Sligo.
Coronavirus: 2,307 new cases and 435 patients in hospital, including 38 in ICU
The Department of Health released the figures this afternoon.
UK Government policies discharging Covid patients to care homes 'unlawful', High Court rules
The case was brought by two women whose fathers died from Covid-19.
US Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid-19 but Joe Biden not ‘close contact’
Harris will isolate at her residence but continue to work remotely.
Coronavirus: 2,837 new cases reported as number of Covid patients at lowest since December
477 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, the first time the figure dropped below 500 since December.
Djokovic and unvaccinated players permitted to play at this year's Wimbledon
The world number one has only competed at three tournaments in 2022 because of entry restrictions imposed by various countries.
Coronavirus: 6,841 cases recorded over weekend as death toll surpasses 7,000
535 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, including 43 in ICU.
Irish survey investigates whether working remotely influences our career choices
Researchers from NUI Galway are studying employees’ experiences of remote working since the removal of public health restrictions.
NPHET 'did not communicate Covid-19 models as well as necessary' to Government, says Nolan
Nolan said that as health experts, ‘we need to be better at communicating the range of possibilities and uncertainties’.
Opinion: Shareholders could exert greater influence over global access to Covid-19 vaccines
Prof Aisling McMahon and Dr Edana Richardson argue that shareholders in pharma have the power to demand better from companies.
Coronavirus: 2,778 new cases and 599 patients in hospital, including 39 in ICU
The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.
Longest known Covid-19 infection lasted 505 days, study finds
The person first tested positive in early 2020 and continued to test positive until their death in 2021.
Appointments for second Covid-19 booster vaccines to begin from today
It follows guidance from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC).
Coronavirus: 3,035 new cases and 654 patients in hospital, including 37 in ICU
The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.
Coronavirus: 3,348 new cases and 706 patients in hospital, including 42 in ICU
The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.
‘No further action’ to be taken over Nicola Sturgeon’s face mask breach
Scotland’s First Minister apologised as Police Scotland confirmed it had spoken to Ms Sturgeon.
Shanghai reports first deaths in latest Covid-19 outbreak
All three who died had not been vaccinated against the virus and were elderly.
Nicola Sturgeon reported to police over apparent face mask law breach
Scotland’s First Minister was visiting a barber’s while canvassing.
Denis Naughten: The only winners in the Holohan job debacle will be large consultancy firms
The independent TD says the mishandling of a potential move by the CMO to Trinity College is a wasted opportunity.
Coronavirus: 4,195 new cases and 904 patients in hospital, including 57 in ICU
The Department of Health is advising people to continue to follow public health advice over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
Coronavirus: 4,728 new cases and 933 patients in hospital, including 58 in ICU
The Department of Health announced the latest figures in a statement this afternoon.
Shanghai lockdown eased following reports of disorder
About 6.6 million people can go outdoors, but some must stay in their own neighbourhoods in the Chinese city.
Coronavirus: 4,761 new cases and 1,004 patients in hospital, including 53 in ICU
The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.
US orders consular staff to leave Shanghai amid Covid-19 surge
The US State Department said the order is an upgrade from the “authorised” departure issued last week that made the decision voluntary.
Coronavirus: 12,208 new cases reported since Friday and 1,081 patients in hospital
The Department of Health confirmed the figures this afternoon.
Covid blamed for delays to plan promising Irish nightlife revival
The spread of Covid-19 last December is being blamed for the delay.