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# covid19 - Friday 31 July, 2020

'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.

Chief medical officer says it is unlikely nightclubs will be able to reopen 'anytime soon'

It comes as publicans continue to express concerns at the delayed reopening of pubs until 10 August at the earliest.

Coronavirus: One further death and 21 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

Q&A: What do you want to know about Ireland's Covid-19 restrictions and health advice?

Are you confused about what you’re being told you should and shouldn’t do?

# covid19 - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Publicans and politicians slam delayed reopening of pubs as 'harmful' and 'shocking'

The cautious approach by Government to reopening was prompted by an increase in the R number in recent days.

'Green list' of safe countries to be published on Monday but advice against non-essential travel remains

The Taoiseach confirmed that the list will be published next week and will be kept under review every 14 days.

Face coverings to be made mandatory in shops, Taoiseach confirms

Ministers approved the proposal at cabinet this evening.

BBC and The Guardian announce hundreds of job cuts

The BBC intends to implement 520 cuts and The Guardian newspaper plans to axe 180 jobs.

'It's a win-win for me': People around Ireland share experiences of wearing face coverings

'It's a win-win for me': People around Ireland share experiences of wearing face coverings

Face coverings will soon be mandatory in shops and shopping centres.

# covid19 - Monday 13 July, 2020

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 11 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released at a briefing this evening.

'We don't have time to police customers': Bar and restaurant owners call for guidance on tourist quarantine

Some hospitality businesses have turned away tourists who are not following the quarantine advice on arrival in Ireland.

# covid19 - Friday 10 July, 2020

Explainer: What we know about Covid-19 and airborne transmission

The WHO has updated its scientific brief on transmission of the coronavirus.

# covid19 - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Joe Biden proposes 'Buy American' campaign to bolster US firms

The former vice-president has called for $700 million to be spent on supporting manufacturing and technology firms.

# covid19 - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Coronavirus: One further death and 24 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The Department of Health released the figures this evening.

# covid19 - Monday 6 July, 2020

HSE Chief Clinical Officer calls for mandatory quarantine for arrivals from high virus rate countries

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said the mandatory detention of those arriving into Ireland is ‘not workable’.

Fatigue, shortness of breath, anxiety: What we now know about the longer-term effects of Covid-19

Some patients who recovered at home have reported fatigue and other symptoms weeks after their diagnosis.