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# covid19 - Today’s News

New clusters in meat plants, direct provision centres and among Traveller community

There is also concern about a shift in the location of cases away from the greater Dublin region.

Lockdown restrictions to be reimposed on Aberdeen after coronavirus cluster

All indoor and outdoor hospitality has been told to close by 5pm today.

Health Minister says there is 'international evidence' that reopening the pubs would see cases increase

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has also said there is not guarantee that pubs will reopen this year.

'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector Exclusive

Part two of Noteworthy’s investigation examines pay and conditions of these frontline workers, as well as profits made by providers.

# covid19 - Yesterday’s News

Coronavirus: No deaths and 45 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

Norway places restrictions on cruises after dozens become infected with Covid-19

Ships bearing more than 100 people – including crew – will be barred from stopping off or disembarking passengers.

Millions in Philippines latest to be hit with stay-at-home order as cases soar internationally

The World Health Organisation has warned against relying on a vaccine as a ‘silver bullet’ to end the pandemic.

'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic Exclusive

Part one of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation shows that many carers took a pay hit and felt unsupported during the Covid-19 crisis.

# covid19 - Monday 3 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 46 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

'Major incident' declared in Manchester over rising Covid-19 rates

Assistant Chief Constable Nick Bailey said the decision to declare the incident was about protecting the population by aiming to reduce infection rates.

Clare council urges 'responsible' behaviour after crowds of young people gather in Kilkee

Gardaí confirmed that nine people had been arrested for public order offences in Kilkee, Co Clare over the course of Saturday evening.

# covid19 - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Over 10,000 new cases on Saturday brings South Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases to 500,000

The country has witnessed 8,153 deaths from the virus.

# covid19 - Saturday 1 August, 2020

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Poll: Have you been sticking to all the public health guidelines?

There was a significant number of new cases in recent days.

# covid19 - Friday 31 July, 2020

Hong Kong postpones upcoming elections claiming coronavirus outbreak is to blame

The chief executive said Hong Kong has the support of the Chinese government in making the decision.

Oxford researchers say new artificial intelligence test could identify coronavirus within one hour

Researchers said the tool accurately predicted a patient’s Covid-19 status in more than 90% of cases.

'Don't be scared': HSE chief urges public to be diligent this weekend after sharp increase in Covid-19 cases

Eighty-five new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday in a worrying escalation.

# covid19 - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Johnson: 'Second wave’ in Europe could mean further quarantine orders in Britain

The British prime minister defended his government’s decision to impose restrictions on those returning from Spain.

Global virus deaths pass 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh restrictions

European countries are struggling to balance keeping tourism open while guarding against new flare-ups of infection.

# covid19 - Monday 27 July, 2020

Covid-19 confirmed in pet cat in England

Health officials have said there is no evidence pets can transmit the disease to humans.

Thousands of volunteers begin tests of US government’s Covid-19 vaccine

It is one of several candidates to find a cure for the pandemic.

# covid19 - Friday 24 July, 2020

Third construction site in Dublin closes due to a case of Covid-19

A worker tested positive at the site operated by the Elliott Group on South Great George Street

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 20 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials confirmed the latest figures in a statement this evening.

'Clarity takes time': Education Minister responds to criticism over schools plan

A plan for the full reopening of schools will be revealed on Monday.

# covid19 - Thursday 23 July, 2020

As it stands 'we are absolutely on track' for children to go back to school in September, says NPHET

Health officials today confirmed 9 further deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland and seven new cases.

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and seven new cases confirmed in Ireland

Eight of the confirmed deaths occurred in April, May and June.

Pandemic Unemployment Payment extended - but some rates will be tapered from 17 September

The wage subsidy scheme will also be extended but the Taoiseach indicated a move away from supports towards greater employment.

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues

The HSE has said it is important not to conflate issues with how Google enables apps through the store with the functionality of this particular app.

Temporary stall or long-term change? 10% drop in number of residential buildings under construction in Dublin since 2019

In Dublin, construction was down 10.2% since June last year.

# covid19 - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

'A real cause of concern': One in four close contacts failing to show up for first Covid-19 test

HSE CEO Paul Reid has said contact tracing teams now have to spend time convincing close contacts to go for a test.

Significant variations' in death rates across Dublin attributed to outbreaks in residential care settings

The HSE said significant variations in the figures were often driven by serious outbreaks in a nursing home or residential care settings.

# covid19 - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Half of nursing homes inspected after Covid-19 outbreaks not infection-control compliant

One nursing home had left bedroom doors open for residents that had tested positive for Covid-19.

Developer claims there is lower risk of transmitting Covid-19 in co-living than in shared houses and apartments

A commissioned report claims there would be lower transmission of the virus in a co-living building than in a shared house.

# covid19 - Monday 20 July, 2020

Dublin construction site closes after over 20 workers test positive for coronavirus

The construction company said further tests are being arranged.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 6 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials are providing an update this evening on Ireland’s progress.

Gardaí order Limerick publican to close bar after reopening despite Covid-19 rules

Currently only bars that can operate as restaurants are allowed to open.

Stormont health committee member cancels holiday in Italy following criticism

Paula Bradshaw is going to a resort in Italy with her family next week.

# covid19 - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Q&A: Your questions about Ireland's Covid-19 restrictions and health advice answered

Phase 4 has been delayed and there are some new restrictions on the way – what does it mean for you?

# covid19 - Friday 17 July, 2020

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 34 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

# covid19 - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Face coverings will have to be worn in the Dáil from next week

The move also extends to hallways and work spaces and includes TDs, Oireachtas staff and reporters.

Ireland facing 'very precarious' moment as NPHET warns next week's cases have 'already been seeded'

Public Health officials said one more patient in Ireland had died of Covid-19 and 21 new cases had been diagnosed.

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