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# lockdown - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Micheál Martin says there is 'no serious justification' for the 5km and 20km limit

Decisions on any changes to the roadmap will only be made after 5 June, Varadkar said today.

# lockdown - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Former UK health secretary says Dominic Cummings was in 'clear breach of lockdown rules'

Senior Tory figures have said it was “humiliating” to watch cabinet ministers defend Dominic Cummings.

# lockdown - Monday 25 May, 2020

Dutch prime minister didn't visit dying mother due to lockdown measures

Mark Rutte today announced the recent death of his 96-year-old mother in a care home in The Hague.

# lockdown - Sunday 24 May, 2020

From The42 Lockdown left Lewis Hamilton questioning his Formula One future Doubt

Lockdown left Lewis Hamilton questioning his Formula One future

The star admitted to struggling for motivation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Investigation launched into UK Civil Service tweet about Johnson's 'offensive' defence of Cummings

The UK Prime Minister is being criticised for defending his senior adviser’s actions in driving 260 miles during lockdown.

# lockdown - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

From The42 'It was tough leaving Leinster but it was definitely the right decision' New Deal

'It was tough leaving Leinster but it was definitely the right decision'

Jordi Murphy has signed a new two-contract to keep him at Ulster until 2022 at least.

# lockdown - Monday 18 May, 2020

From The42 Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi arrested at his home and released on bail Lockdown Breach

Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi arrested at his home and released on bail

Police and ambulance services were called at 4am on Sunday morning after a woman was reported ‘unwell’.

# lockdown - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Taoiseach discusses lockdown exit and foreign travel restrictions with EC President

He briefed her on the gradual steps Ireland is taking to reopen its economy.

# lockdown - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Spanish government to seek one-month extension of state of emergency

It would mean the state of emergency that is currently set to expire on 24 May would last until late June, if approved.

# lockdown - Friday 15 May, 2020

Phase One easing to go ahead from Monday, 16 new deaths announced: Today's Covid-19 main points

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced plans for Phase One reopening this afternoon.

Taoiseach confirms 'it is safe' to go ahead with Phase One of re-opening from Monday

The announcement comes after Cabinet met today to discuss advice given by NPHET.

From The42 Florida police issue arrest warrants for NFL players after alleged robbery at party Miramar

Florida police issue arrest warrants for NFL players after alleged robbery at party

Witnesses told police the two allegedly took thousands of dollars in cash, expensive watches and other valuables.

Zoombombing, FaceTiming and finding your light: surviving working from home

Sarah Geraghty offers some helpful advice to those dealing with new forms of communication via technology.

# lockdown - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Varadkar 'increasingly confident' Phase One of lifting restrictions will begin on Monday

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin said there are questions to be asked about how the country is re-started and the logic behind the decisions.

# lockdown - Monday 11 May, 2020

Without contact tracing, countries are 'driving blind' warns WHO official

WHO emergencies chief Michael Ryan made the comments today.

Stormont to publish five-step lockdown exit strategy tomorrow

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill have emphasised their ‘stay at home” message.

# lockdown - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Politicians in NI to meet tomorrow to discuss plan for any easing of Covid-19 restrictions

This evening, Boris Johnson set out his government’s roadmap for the easing of restrictions.

China and South Korea report new spikes in coronavirus cases

The spikes have caused concerns about the implications of loosening restrictions.

# lockdown - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Fears of second wave hang over Covid-19 containment successes around the world

Authorities in many countries are drawing up plans to cope with a resurgence in cases, as lockdowns are eased.

# lockdown - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

More than 30,000 people have now died from Covid-19 in the UK

The UK has the highest death toll in Europe, and the second highest globally behind the US.

# lockdown - Monday 4 May, 2020

Italy begins easing world's longest country-wide coronavirus lockdown

It comes after the country reported its lowest toll since 10 March yesterday.

# lockdown - Sunday 3 May, 2020

From The42 Manchester United to speak to Marcos Rojo after lockdown breach Argentina

Manchester United to speak to Marcos Rojo after lockdown breach

The 30-year-old, on loan at Estudiantes, was seen playing cards and smoking with friends in his homeland.

Europe prepares for more lockdown easing as Spain records lowest daily death toll in seven weeks

Despite the reopenings, experts have cautioned that many countries are still not through the worst of their outbreaks yet.

# lockdown - Saturday 2 May, 2020

A simple recipe for fruit soda bread and some thoughts on the lockdown, from an expert Co Down baker

Tracey Jeffrey had built a breadmaking business that relied on tourism, but when that stopped overnight, she decided to bake for her neighbours.

# lockdown - Friday 1 May, 2020

Taoiseach to outline 'roadmap' to lifting restrictions today - here's what we know so far

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will outline the plan this evening.

# lockdown - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Travel restrictions will not be amended to stop Northern Ireland day-trippers

Leo Varadkar said he has consulted with the Attorney General in relation to the loophole.

# lockdown - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

From The42 NRL's planned May restart given 'warning shot' after players flout rules 5th Tackle

NRL's planned May restart given 'warning shot' after players flout rules

Latrell Mitchell and Josh Addo-Carr were also charged with firearms offences after they went on a weekend camping trip.

# lockdown - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

'As long-awaited as it is risky': French government outlines lifting of restrictions from 11 May

All the lockdown will be lifted gradually, the French Prime Minister warned today restrictions could still be extended.

# lockdown - Monday 27 April, 2020

From The42 Storming, norming, performing - Lancaster keeps Leinster focused Lockdown

Storming, norming, performing - Lancaster keeps Leinster focused

The province’s senior coach hasn’t been wasting his time back home in Leeds.

New Zealand to ease strict lockdown as Covid-19 numbers fall

The country reported five new cases of the virus today but has not seen widespread community transition.

Italy sets out plans to ease Europe's longest lockdown

The country has give the green light for wholesale stores and restaurants to resume business on 4 May.

# lockdown - Saturday 25 April, 2020

Countries around the world including the US and India begin to lift restrictions

It comes as the global death toll has edged closer to 200,000.

# lockdown - Thursday 23 April, 2020

From The42 Quinn: FAI looking at streaming League of Ireland matches behind a paywall Restart Options

Quinn: FAI looking at streaming League of Ireland matches behind a paywall

St Patrick’s Athletic president Tom O’Mahony believes playing behind closed doors is not an option, however.

# lockdown - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Researchers seek volunteers for Irish study on impact of quarantine on romantic relationships

Stressful experiences can impact on couples, but support from a partner during anxious times can also help alleviate stress.

# lockdown - Monday 20 April, 2020

Explainer: Why are people protesting against Covid-19 lockdowns in the US?

At one protest in Colorado, a woman shouted at a healthcare worker ‘You go to work, why can’t I go to work?’

'There does seem to be an increase in traffic': Don't let complacency scupper progress, Taoiseach warns

Ministers are warning that people need to respect the restrictions if progress is to be maintained.

# lockdown - Sunday 19 April, 2020

Ministers in UK downplay talk of lifting Covid-19 restrictions amid 'grotesque' criticism of Johnson

A report in the Sunday Times claims the prime minister missed five meetings of the key Cobra committee in the run-up to the outbreak.

Some lockdown measures eased in US as protesters demand more

The number of Covid-19 cases, particularly in hotspot areas, continue to rise.

# lockdown - Saturday 18 April, 2020

Explainer: Here's how New Zealand's lockdown worked and how they'll be relaxing it next week

The country has been one of the most successful in containing the outbreak, with just over 1,000 known cases.

# lockdown - Thursday 16 April, 2020

UK lockdown extended for three more weeks as number of coronavirus cases passes 100,000

861 new deaths were confirmed this evening, bringing the UK death toll to 13,729.

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