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# 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.

# covid19 - Saturday 4 July, 2020

'Avoid the places serving 30 pints with a basket of wings': Health experts' advice for Phase 3 socialising

Pubs were this week warned of the consequences of failing to follow the current guidance.

# covid19 - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 15 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

# covid19 - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Students will be required to maintain at least one metre distance when schools return

Face coverings will not be mandatory but students will not be discouraged from wearing them.

# covid19 - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

US on track for 100,000 new Covid-19 cases a day, warns top disease expert Anthony Fauci

There have been at least 126,000 deaths from Covid-19 in the United States so far.

EU lifts travel restrictions for 'safe' countries, excluding virus-stricken US

If the Chinese government agrees to allow EU citizens travel there, the country may be added to the list.

Call for banks to reverse 'de-facto ban' on mortgage approval for wage subsidy recipients

Applicants who received approval before the Covid-19 crisis have had approval pulled.

'A stark reminder': RTÉ documentary shows frontline of battle against Covid-19

Viewers last night were brought inside the intensive care unit of St James’ Hospital, where staff have been dealing with the worst of this disease.

Entire cast and crew of some film productions may need to quarantine prior to and during filming

The new protocol comes as productions were permitted to resume filming yesterday.

Despite some Phase Three optimism, TDs to be told many SMEs are 'dying' due to pandemic

A worrying picture will be painted when representatives from a number of sectors address TDs today.

# covid19 - Monday 29 June, 2020

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 24 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the situation in Ireland as the country moves into Phase Three.

# covid19 - Sunday 28 June, 2020

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

The figures were released by the Department this evening.

'A grave concern': NPHET's Philip Nolan urges public to reconsider travelling abroad as imported Covid-19 cases rise

Earlier this week, Nolan also revealed that 13 cases of the virus have been imported from countries including Bangladesh, India, and Portugal.

# covid19 - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Coronavirus: Six further deaths and 23 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

# covid19 - Friday 26 June, 2020

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 11 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

Texas halts reopening as US virus cases soar

Texas was among the most aggressive states in reopening in early June after months of lockdown.

# covid19 - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Taoiseach confirms exception to 50-person limit for places of worship

Varadkar said a “special protocol” will be worked out to allow larger groups to attend services.

Coronavirus: Taoiseach gives the green light for Phase Three of re-opening to go ahead from Monday

The announcement was made at Dublin Castle this evening.

Social distancing to be reduced to one metre in Northern Ireland

First Minister Arlene Foster also announced reopening dates for places of worship,visitor attractions and beauty salons.

Homeless figures: 459 fewer people in emergency accommodation in May

The total number of homeless people in Ireland is currently 8,876.

TD asks who is getting infected: 'Is it young people drinking cans on the canal or young people in Direct Provision?'

Richard Boyd Barrett raised the issue of concern being expressed about the number of Covid-19 cases among younger people.

New data hub shows up-to-date breakdown of Covid-19 cases by county

It also contains information around the number of people in hospital and those admitted to ICU.

Australia to deploy 1,000 troops to Melbourne virus outbreak

Victoria state has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases, recording almost 150 new infections over the past week.

Hotels expect occupancy levels to fall by 40% this year - with room rates also taking a hit

Dublin hotels expect to be worse hit and nationally, many hoteliers say the hit to the sector will last for 18 months.

# covid19 - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Face coverings to be made compulsory on public transport

The recommendation will go before Cabinet ministers tomorrow.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and five new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released by the Department this evening.

Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September

Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.

Heart attack patients taking 18 hours longer to present at hospital during lockdown

Experts say fear of Covid-19 is keeping patients away from hospitals despite the higher risk of cardiac death.

Anthony Fauci warns of 'disturbing' new US surge as UK urged to prepare for second wave

Fauci made his warning before a House committee overseeing the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus.

# covid19 - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

'Some people may be snobbish': Leo Varadkar defends using Mean Girls quote in his Covid speech

Varadkar also cautioned about lifting air travel restrictions during the interview.

Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered President Bolsonaro to wear face masks in public

The ruling applies whenever he is outdoors in the capital of Brasilia.

Coronavirus: three deaths and ten new cases confirmed in Ireland

The figures were released by the Department this evening.

Report to Government recommends lifting quarantine and air travel restrictions by 1 July

A final report from the Taskforce for Aviation Recovery is due on 10 July.

Almost 4,000 mortgage accounts fell into arrears in Q1 of this year, figures from the Central Bank show

The lowest number of mortgage arrears since 2010 was recorded in the first quarter of the year.

Men ‘make more coronavirus antibodies’ than women

Covid-19 survivors are being sought to donate blood plasma as part of a major trial in the UK.

# covid19 - Monday 22 June, 2020

'You may represent a risk to your loved ones': Over one third of recent Covid-19 cases in people under 35

The CMO said a return to ‘the way things used to be’ could lead to a resurgence of disease.

NPHET unlikely to budge on 50-person limit for Mass and other indoor gatherings

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said it seems “strange” that churches with a capacity of 1,500 would be subject to this restriction.

Coronavirus: Two deaths and four new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

# covid19 - Sunday 21 June, 2020

No new deaths in Ireland as recovery fears rise in China and South Korea: Today's Covid-19 main points

US President Donald Trump has told his government to reduce testing to avoid unflattering statistics.