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# covid19 - Yesterday’s News

Officials looking at 'creative' ways they could allow nursing home visits again

Dr Holohan said health officials are ‘very sensitive’ to the issue and aware of the impact on the mental health of residents.

Covid-19 transported to Direct Provision centre in Caherciveen from Dublin, Dáil committee told

Fianna Fáil TD Norma Foley made the claims at a sitting of the Dáil Covid-19 committee today.

Publicans say they face 87% reduction in capacity with 2m social distancing

Yesterday the CMO said the two metre social distancing advice is “not a rule” and it will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

# covid19 - Monday 25 May, 2020

No new Covid-19 deaths reported in past day, Dominic Cummings defends trip to Durham: Today's Covid-19 main points

Discussion this week is likely to be focused on the further easing of restrictions ahead of 8 June.

Greater Dublin best placed to deal with post-Covid crisis due to remote working options, UCC study finds

The study warns there are regional implications due to dependency on sectors less able to work remotely and socially distance.

Greece resumes island ferry services in bid to salvage summer tourist season

Travel to the islands had been generally off-limits since a lockdown in late March.

'What planet are they on?', 'Bojo stands by top aide': UK front pages react to Dominic Cummings crisis

The left-leaning Daily Mirror leads the attack on the pair, labelling Cummings a “cheat” and Johnson a “coward”.

# covid19 - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 12 deaths and 76 new confirmed cases in Ireland

The Department of Health provided the last figures at tonight’s briefing.

Jedward are quarantining in LA with American Pie actress Tara Reid LA

Jedward are quarantining in LA with American Pie actress Tara Reid

The twins have been living with the actress for the past two months.

# covid19 - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

HSE letter outlines Direct Provision strategy but warns accommodation may be 'insufficient or unsuitable' for self-isolation

There have been 171 cases of Covid-19 among people living in Direct Provision including 13 clusters.

# covid19 - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Study to test for coronavirus antibodies in the Irish population expected to begin in June

Dr Cillian de Gascun said a random sample of the population will be invited to take the test.

Coronavirus: 16 deaths and 51 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the outbreak in Ireland.

Medical journal refutes Trump claim it published reports about earlier spread of Covid-19 in China

The Lancet described the allegations made by Trump in a letter to the WHO as “serious and damaging”.

More than half of charities say their finances are uncertain or in difficulty as a result of the pandemic

Several charities have had to cancel major fundraising events in recent weeks as a result of the pandemic.

Botanic Gardens, Trim Castle and Farmleigh among heritage sites reopened as part of Phase One OPW

Botanic Gardens, Trim Castle and Farmleigh among heritage sites reopened as part of Phase One

The OPW closed most of its sites to the public following public health advice as Ireland worked to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Medical community should 'monitor' patients for post-Covid mental disorders, study warns

Looking at Covid-19 patients, 12 studies found evidence of delirium in serious cases.

Living conditions of migrant workers at meat plants 'should be considered before criticism'

The Chief Medical Officer has said health officials are also looking at transmission risks for these employees outside of work.

# covid19 - Monday 18 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 4 deaths and 88 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on Ireland’s first day in Phase One.

Restaurants, bars and churches reopen in Italy with Saint Peter's Basilica even taking visitors again

Churches in Rome were shuttered at the beginning of the coronavirus emergency.

# covid19 - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 64 new cases in Ireland confirmed

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

# covid19 - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 15 deaths and 92 new cases in Ireland confirmed

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

# covid19 - Friday 15 May, 2020

Coronavirus: 16 deaths and 129 new cases in Ireland confirmed

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

'It's worth nearly €500m to the economy': Taoiseach defends reopening horse racing industry on 8 June

Varadkar said the horse racing industry here needed to be aligned with what was happening in countries like France and the UK.

Taoiseach advises public to wear face coverings on public transport and in retail stores

The use of face coverings will not be made a legal requirement.

# covid19 - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Trinity research shows 75% of workers fear contracting Covid-19 on their public transport commute

The research also shows that 80% of workers would prefer to work from home once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Chief of French pharma company under fire for saying the US gets priority access to Covid-19 vaccine

President Emmanuel Macron’s office said it would hold talks with Sanofi executives next week.

'Unacceptable': Over 200 Covid-19 cases dating back to March only reported by hospital today

Notification of infectious diseases is required by legislation.

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 426 new cases confirmed in Ireland

NPHET met today to finalise its advice to government on easing restrictions from next Monday.

Automated text message system for negative Covid-19 results should be in place by end of week

Dr Cillian de Gascun has said work on automation and computer systems should help reduce turnaround times.

# covid19 - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Childcare scheme for healthcare workers scrapped after only six providers apply

The scheme was launched last week and was due to begin on Monday.

Human rights group calls on health minister to justify extending emergency garda powers

Figures show the emergency powers were invoked a total of 192 times over the past month.

Coronavirus: 10 deaths and 159 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have given an update this evening on the outbreak in Ireland.

Explainer: What needs to happen for us to move into Phase One next Monday?

Officials have said they are ‘hopeful’, but it is not guaranteed.

# covid19 - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

'We know we need to get better': NPHET says testing result delays due to lack of automation

“Anyone who’s ever tried to get a PC to talk to a Mac…these things take time,” said NPHET member Dr Cillian de Gascun.

Insect repellant given to British armed forces as 'an additional layer of protection' against Covid-19

A Citriodiol-based spray has been given to personnel in light of the surgeon general’s advice

Gardaí have used emergency Covid-19 powers in 192 incidents over the past month

There were also 64 incidents of spitting and/or coughing against members of An Garda Síochána.

Coronavirus: 24 deaths and 107 new cases in Ireland confirmed

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

McDonald's to begin re-opening restaurants, starting with six Dublin drive-thrus

The restaurants will start to reopen from 20 May.

# covid19 - Monday 11 May, 2020

Stormont to publish five-step lockdown exit strategy tomorrow

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill have emphasised their ‘stay at home” message.

Coronavirus: 15 deaths and 139 new cases in Ireland confirmed

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

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