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# covid19 - Monday 17 August, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 56 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have given an update this evening following a meeting of NPHET.

# covid19 - Friday 14 August, 2020

Almost half of new Covid-19 cases linked to outbreaks in workplaces

The CSO has been analysing the statistics for the number of people who contracted or died from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

India overtakes Britain with fourth highest coronavirus death toll

The Health Ministry reported 1,007 deaths in the past 24 hours, to make a total of 48,040.

# covid19 - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Taoiseach has first face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson

The two leaders are discussing management of Covid-19 and Brexit negotiations.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 92 more cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have given an update on national situation as well as local outbreaks in the Midlands.

New research highlights long-term impact of Covid-19 restrictions on children with autism

The report highlights a decline in children’s abilities and skills since the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions.

Bats caught in Thai countryside as researchers probe coronavirus origins

The closest match to coronavirus has been found in horseshoe bats in Yunnan in southern China.

Committee to hear 'more than 40 meat plant workers in one town sharing accommodation'

Union representatives will tell committee members that the industry contains ‘unrivalled vectors’ for the transmission of the virus.

# covid19 - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Publicans 'not optimistic' about September reopening as Tánaiste acknowledges their 'sacrifice for society'

Publicans also want the PUP and wage subsidy scheme levels to remain at current rates for closed pubs until they reopen.

# covid19 - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

An outbreak at Naas General Hospital, weekly testing at meat plants and the announcement of Joe Biden’s running mate.

Facebook blames coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide posts from its platforms

The social network also said it took action on fewer pieces of child nudity and sexual exploitation content on Instagram

Coronavirus: One death and 35 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

Taoiseach says weekly testing to begin at meat plants and direct provision centres

Martin said serial testing at nursing homes will also continue to monitor the situation.

'I don't want to go back': Asylum seeker fearful of returning to Direct Provision centre after Covid-19 outbreak

Mndala Limote said he is fearful of returning to his Direct Provision centre when his isolation at CityWest ends.

# covid19 - Monday 10 August, 2020

Offaly meat factory announces suspension of operations following criticism for opening this morning

Three other meat factories in Kildare, which is also under regional Covid restrictions, have temporarily closed.

Explainer: How gardaí are policing the new regulations for Kildare, Laois and Offaly

As part of Operation Fanacht, garda checkpoints were in place in the three counties over the weekend.

# covid19 - Sunday 9 August, 2020

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Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 tracker app?

As cases rise health officials fear that transmission could once again spread within the community.

New Zealand marks 100 days without virus transmission

There are still 23 active cases but all were detected at the border.

Brazil reaches grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from Covid-19

The country ranks behind only the United States.

# covid19 - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Explainer: How other countries have managed local lockdowns after Covid-19 clusters

The recent increase in cases in Ireland is largely associated with clusters in three counties.

# covid19 - Friday 7 August, 2020

Donnelly agrees there should be reform in workplace practices after latest outbreaks in Kildare, Laois and Offaly

The meat industry today said there have been a high proportion of asymptomatic positive cases among workers.

Secondary students: 'If you want us to wear face masks in the classroom, we'll do it'

Students at third level institutions have been advised to wear face coverings if they cannot maintain a distance of two metres.

# covid19 - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Kildare factory confirms 80 Covid-19 cases among employees, suspends operations immediately

Of 243 tests completed, 80 employees have been confirmed as positive for Covid-19.

Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective

The review found detection rates are low due to cases that do not present with a fever and those who are infectious before showing symptoms.

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online

Facebook removed a post from the president while Twitter blocked a Trump campaign account.

# covid19 - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

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 - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

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.