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# Delta

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# Delta
Irishman faces 20 years in jail for 'assault and refusing to wear mask' on New York flight
Shane McInerney allegedly refused to wear a mask during a flight from Dublin to New York.
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# Vaccination
Vaccines are 90% effective at preventing deaths from Delta variant, study says
The study analysed data from 5.4 million people in Scotland between April and September.
# Delta
Israel reports subvariant of Delta coronavirus strain
The AY 4.2. variant has turned up several times in the United Kingdom.
# covid restrictions
Another reopening delay: Back to basics and back to the dancefloor
An extract from The Journal’s coronavirus newsletter.
# The Lancet
Larger risk of hospitalisation in people with Delta variant - study
Nearly three-quarters of coronavirus cases in the study were in people who were unvaccinated.
# Delta
Japan to expand Covid emergency areas as cases rise
Officials deny any direct link between increased cases and the Tokyo Olympics.
# Study
Pfizer vaccine's effectiveness against Delta variant 'declines faster' than AstraZeneca
Scientists said that the level of protection offered by both vaccines is still quite high.
# Travel
US maintains restrictions on travel due to rising Delta cases
“We will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.
# Australia
Sydney's fast-growing Covid outbreak has been declared a 'national emergency'
Australia’s largest city reported another record number of new infections.
# covid outbreak
Australia's Melbourne and surrounding Victoria ordered into five-day lockdown
The largely Covid-free country is trying to halt an outbreak of the Delta variant.
# Delta
Department of Health has updated the advice on what Delta variant symptoms now look like
Sore throat, runny nose and headaches are considered to be potential indicators of the Delta variant.
# Lockdown
Australian apartment blocks placed in hard lockdown in efforts to curb Covid outbreak
Australia’s latest Covid-19 outbreak began in mid-June and has since grown to 767 cases.
# HSE briefing
Delta variant to 'outmatch' Ireland's supply of Covid-19 vaccines in coming weeks
Some 4.5 million vaccine doses have been administered to date, and over two million people are fully vaccinated.
# Australia
300,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses rushed to Sydney as Delta outbreak spirals
As a citywide lockdown entered its third week, there were signs of the outbreak spiralling.
# Australia
Sydney extends lockdown for at least another week as Delta cluster grows
The lockdown is now expected to end on Friday 16 July.
# Delta
About 70% of cases now Delta as Holohan says country facing further Covid wave
Dr Tony Holohan said the country is facing a “significant wave of Delta-driven transmission”.
# The North
Stormont ministers to decide whether to press ahead with further easing of Covid restrictions
The relaxations include the return of live music across the hospitality sector.
# Australia
Australia's outback hub goes into lockdown as anger mounts over slow vaccine rollout
About 5% of Australians are reported to be fully vaccinated.
# Australia
10 million now in lockdown as fourth Australian city issues stay-at-home orders
Australia is now battling flare-ups of the highly contagious Delta variant.
# Coronavirus
Millions in Sydney wake to two-week lockdown as Australia tries to contain Delta outbreak
The flare-up has been a shock for a city that had returned to relative normality.
# Australia
Lockdown ordered in central Sydney areas in bid to contain Delta variant outbreak
Premier of New South Wales state, which includes Sydney, called it the “scariest period” since the pandemic broke out.
# New Infections
'No reason it wouldn't become the dominant strain': Here's all the latest on the Delta variant
There are 210 confirmed cases of Delta in Ireland – and ‘as sure as night follows day, this is going to go in one particular direction’.
# Podcast
The Explainer: How much do we know right now about the Delta variant?
TCD virus expert Dr Kim Roberts and reporter Michelle Hennessy join us to explain more.
# Delta
Delta variant made up 20% of Ireland's Covid cases last week
Holohan said he was “concerned” by the latest data.
# Delta Variant
Covid-19: The variant is surging in England - so how is Ireland managing to keep Delta at bay?
In just one week there has been a 79% rise in cases of this variant across the UK.
# global web outage
Major banks, airlines hit in new global online outage
The outage was confined to systems using the Akamai content delivery system.
# Delta Variant
Public health bosses ‘concerned’ about impact of Delta variant in coming weeks
It comes as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced to delay reopening plans by four weeks.
# Delta
Taoiseach calls for ‘all hands on deck’ to tackle Covid-19 variants
Micheal Martin said Ireland and the UK need to collaborate to monitor the ‘dark cloud’ cast by the Delta variant.
# prankster's paradise
Airline says man who claimed he was thrown off plane for speaking Arabic was just trying to 'disrupt' flight
Adam Saleh’s tweet, in which he claimed he and a friend were thrown off the flight for speaking Arabic, has been retweeted nearly 800,000 times.
# problems
Delta flights delayed for a second day as computer problems continue
The Dublin to New York flights were delayed over an hour and three hours and a flight bound for Atlanta was delayed by five.
# Hail to the pilot
Violent hailstorm leaves plane with a hole in its nose
Nobody was injured, though.
# New York
24 people injured as Delta plane skids off runway in snow storm
None of the injuries were life-threatening and a fuel leak from the plane was quickly brought under control.
# 80s flashback
This airline's new in-flight safety video is a lesson in 80s nostalgia
Watch out for Alf, Teddy Ruxpin, and lots of hairspray.
# News Fix
Here’s what happened today: Friday
The latest on the tragic fire that killed the family of a Beaumont doctor, the details of the Garda ‘Operation Majesty’ — and it turns out Ryan Tubridy is a time-traveller…
# Dublin Airport
Delta: Plane was diverted to Dublin “out of an abundance of caution”
Passengers and crew members had complained of nausea and headaches, due to a ventilation problem.
# Delta
Plane makes emergency landing at Dublin Airport
The transatlantic Delta flight from JFK experienced “engine problems”.
# Delta
Plane flying to US makes emergency landing at Shannon
The Delta plane was flying from Milan to Atlanta when it had to make the emergency landing.
# Shannon
'Unruly passenger' arrested after plane diverted to Shannon
The woman on board the Delta flight from New York to Athens became abusive during the flight and had to be handcuffed.
# Ryanair
New Ryanair app costs €3
Ryanair has created an easy way for you to manage your bookings, baggage and flight details all from your handheld device – but it’ll cost you.
# Bag journey
Watch: Here's what happens to your bag after you check it in at the airport
Or at least what Delta Airlines does with this particular bag for a new promo video…