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# covid19 - Yesterday’s News

Around 70 schools have had in-school Covid-19 transmission

The HSE has said 599 schools have required a public health assessment and testing.

Taiwan marks 200 days without domestically transmitted coronavirus case

A domestic case was last reported on April 12.

# covid19 - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

UK police could break up Covid rule-breakers’ Christmas dinners, warns commissioner

David Jamieson also spoke of his fears of a ‘time bomb’ of civil unrest.

# covid19 - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

13 deaths and 722 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the NI Department of Health this afternoon.

Covid-19: Hospitalisations continue to rise as CMO urges people to self-isolate

Ten more people have been hospitalised with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

Support package for 14,000 higher education places with reduced fees

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has announced funding of €30 million to support part-time or post-graduate places.

Thousands of Covid-19 deaths could be linked to air pollution – study

Researchers estimate that around 15% of coronavirus deaths worldwide could be attributed to long-term exposure to tiny particles of pollution.

# covid19 - Monday 26 October, 2020

Over half of people in Ireland would take a Covid-19 vaccine

Results from a number of vaccine trials have been encouraging and some are aiming to file for authorisation as early as November.

# covid19 - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Covid-19 transmission aboard flight into Ireland linked to 59 cases during the summer

The outbreak occurred despite low levels of occupancy aboard the flight from the Middle East to Ireland during the summer.

Most common number of close contacts in Ireland is now 3 as positivity declines

The figure was confirmed by the HSE this morning.

# covid19 - Saturday 24 October, 2020

US sets coronavirus infection record as deaths climb towards 224,000

Several states are reeling as the virus continues to spread.

Explainer: How close are we to a Covid-19 vaccine?

Although the research is by no means complete, there is a strong sense of optimism in the medical and scientific community.

# covid19 - Friday 23 October, 2020

How this week's Covid-19 data compares to last week

On day one of Level 5 let’s look at the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland – and how the data compares with last week.

# covid19 - Thursday 22 October, 2020

HSE boss says rapid acceleration of cases and staff 'scheduling issue' led to contact tracing backlog

Paul Reid also said he takes responsibility for the fact that the government was not informed of the issues at the weekend.

# covid19 - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

GPs 'inundated' with calls from close contacts of Covid-19 cases due to HSE backlog issue

More than 2,000 people are being expected to do their own contact tracing this week.

HSE forced to ask people to alert their own close contacts due to 'unprecedented pressure'

The HSE decided not to contact infected people from Friday, Saturday and Sunday over fears it would lead to significant delays in contact tracing.

# covid19 - Monday 19 October, 2020

Ahead of today's announcement, here are the differences between Level 4 and Level 5 Covid restrictions

It’s understood that a middle ground between Level 4 and Level 5 is a probable scenario for the coming weeks.

# covid19 - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Union calls for mandatory sick pay as NPHET says workers still turning up with symptoms

Dr Ronan Glynn said it is not acceptable this winter to go to work with cold and flu symptoms.

Covid-19 curfew comes into effect for up to 20 million people in France

The measure was imposed after a surge in new coronavirus cases.

# covid19 - Friday 16 October, 2020

Ballyjamesduff in Cavan has highest Covid-19 incidence rate, Ballyfermot-Drimnagh has highest in Dublin

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate overall now stands at 206.7 cases per 100,000.

Court overturns order to shut Berlin's bars and restaurants from 11pm

The court said “it was not apparent” that such a measure could help fight coronavirus.

# covid19 - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Concerns over 'significant delay' in delivery of flu vaccine from HSE supplier

Pharmacists have said the uncertainty about deliveries and cancellation of appointments may undermine the vaccination programme.

Outbreak of Covid-19 among residents and staff at Dublin nursing home

Residents and staff who tested positive are now isolating.

Data in detail: Over 100,000 tests, 238 hospitalised cases, a rising 5-day incidence

NPHET is meeting this afternoon to consider additional Covid-19 restrictions.

Covid-19: Zero ICU beds available in nine acute hospitals across Ireland

It comes after health officials confirmed 1.095 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland and five further deaths.

# covid19 - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Coronavirus: Northern Ireland reports 1,217 cases - a record daily high

New restrictions announced by the Executive this morning will remain in place for four weeks.

Explainer: What are the new Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland?

The majority of the restrictions will kick in on Friday and will be in place for four weeks.

Poll: Do you think the budget will support everyone through Covid-19? Budget2021 This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the budget will support everyone through Covid-19?

A raft of spending measures were announced yesterday as part of Budget 2021.

Northern Ireland: Schools to close for two weeks, pubs and restaurants to shut in four week 'circuit breaker' lockdown

Pubs and restaurants are set to close for all four weeks with schools closing for two.

Warning that Republic will follow North's Covid-19 trend without 'radical' change in behaviours this week

Dr Mary Favier said the health service here faces a greater challenge due to resourcing deficiencies.

Dutch prime minister orders bars and restaurants to close in new 'partial lockdown'

The sale of alcohol and cannabis will also be banned after 8pm.

# covid19 - Monday 12 October, 2020

'It won't be possible to protect nursing homes': CMO warns of widespread community transmission

Dr Holohan said protective measures in the nursing homes will not be enough to keep the virus out if transmission in the community continues to increase.

Coronavirus: One death and 825 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the situation across the country this evening.

# covid19 - Friday 9 October, 2020

Graduated system of fines to be drafted for breaking Covid-19 rules

Laws will now be drafted by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly and Justice Minister Helen McEntee.

EU members green light 'colour coded' travel policy

Ireland agreed in principle last month to sign up to the EU system.

# covid19 - Thursday 8 October, 2020

NPHET recommends no additional Covid-19 restrictions following meeting today

Level 3 restrictions are in place nationwide, after the Government rejected NPHET’s recommendation on Sunday to move to Level 5.

Coronavirus: One more death and 506 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

HSE says hospital system 'challenged but not overwhelmed' though trends remain 'a strong concern'

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that some hospitals may have to start deferring or cancelling procedures.

Covid-19: Thick-skinned Holohan returns with warning of 'further deterioration' since Sunday's Level 5 advice

NPHET last night reported five deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland and 611 new cases.

# covid19 - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Coronavirus: One further death and 432 new cases

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

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