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#Lockdown

# lockdown - Thursday 25 February, 2021

The Explainer: Why is the government changing the Living With Covid plan again?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why is the government changing the Living With Covid plan again?

Feb 25th 2021, 7:50 AM 29,518 Views 64 Comments

We take a look for this week’s podcast episode.

# lockdown - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

'A time will come when they diverge': Government yet to consider plan of what to do when restrictions ease in Northern Ireland
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

'A time will come when they diverge': Government yet to consider plan of what to do when restrictions ease in Northern Ireland

Feb 23rd 2021, 8:47 PM 29,764 Views 15 Comments

Northern Ireland remains in lockdown until 1 April.

# lockdown - Monday 22 February, 2021

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees
# Easing Lockdown
# Easing Lockdown

Level 5 restrictions to remain in place until at least 5 April, Cabinet sub-committee agrees

Updated Feb 22nd 2021, 11:01 PM 226,988 Views 191 Comments

The government is expected to publish its updated Living with Covid plan this week.

# lockdown - Sunday 21 February, 2021

Restrictions for March to be set out 'with clarity' this week, minister says
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Restrictions for March to be set out 'with clarity' this week, minister says

Feb 21st 2021, 1:42 PM 66,160 Views 94 Comments

Legislation on mandatory hotel quarantine is due to come before the Dáil this week.

# lockdown - Friday 19 February, 2021

Strict restrictions set to remain in place until May as all primary school students to return by 15 March
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Strict restrictions set to remain in place until May as all primary school students to return by 15 March

Updated Feb 19th 2021, 1:30 PM 237,218 Views 381 Comments

Progress in driving down Covid-19 numbers is slowing down in Ireland.

# lockdown - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Prolonged lockdown restrictions on the cards 'until the Easter period', says Taoiseach
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Prolonged lockdown restrictions on the cards 'until the Easter period', says Taoiseach

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 8:52 AM 156,561 Views 229 Comments

The priority remains the phased return of schools and construction, and not much else in the weeks to come.

# lockdown - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Germany to extend lockdown until 7 March amid concern over variants
# Extended
# Extended

Germany to extend lockdown until 7 March amid concern over variants

Feb 10th 2021, 7:55 PM 24,836 Views 32 Comments

Some exceptions will be made with hairdressers permitted to resume business on 1 March.

# lockdown - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Israel begins easing third lockdown after one-third of population receives first vaccine dose
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Israel begins easing third lockdown after one-third of population receives first vaccine dose

Feb 7th 2021, 3:28 PM 19,104 Views 32 Comments

Despite the inoculations, Israel has been registering a daily average of 6,500 new Covid-19 cases.

# lockdown - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Single case of Covid-19 sends Perth into snap lockdown
# Australia
# Australia

Single case of Covid-19 sends Perth into snap lockdown

Jan 31st 2021, 12:05 PM 65,691 Views 43 Comments

Roughly two million residents of the city must stay at home as of this evening.

# lockdown - Monday 25 January, 2021

Netherlands anti-curfew protests spark clashes with police
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Netherlands anti-curfew protests spark clashes with police

Jan 25th 2021, 8:08 AM 24,850 Views 73 Comments

Hundreds gathered to protest a curfew in place until February.

# lockdown - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Northern Ireland: Lockdown extended until 5 March, decision next week on opening schools at earlier date
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Northern Ireland: Lockdown extended until 5 March, decision next week on opening schools at earlier date

Updated Jan 21st 2021, 4:52 PM 45,309 Views 38 Comments

Deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said this afternoon that the health service is facing into its “toughest week”.

# lockdown - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Partial lockdown imposed in Beijing over handful of Covid-19 cases
# China
# China

Partial lockdown imposed in Beijing over handful of Covid-19 cases

Jan 20th 2021, 7:43 AM 9,640 Views 8 Comments

Seven cases of the virus were reported in the city today, including six in southern Daxing district.

# lockdown - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'About 30%' of construction sites remaining open despite Level 5 shutdown
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

'About 30%' of construction sites remaining open despite Level 5 shutdown

Jan 19th 2021, 9:00 PM 67,058 Views 35 Comments

Some of the biggest FDI sites in the country are open under government exemptions.

# lockdown - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Portugal becomes latest European country to return to full lockdown
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Portugal becomes latest European country to return to full lockdown

Jan 13th 2021, 9:17 PM 36,558 Views 20 Comments

Schools will remain open there.

# lockdown - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Advocacy groups to meet Education Minister tomorrow over closure of special education schools
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Advocacy groups to meet Education Minister tomorrow over closure of special education schools

Jan 10th 2021, 4:11 PM 15,890 Views 54 Comments

Disability advocates have said that the closure of schools “left families and children with special educational needs reeling”.

Hancock defends UK police fining two women £200 for driving 8km to go for a walk
# Covid Lockdown
# Covid Lockdown

Hancock defends UK police fining two women £200 for driving 8km to go for a walk

Jan 10th 2021, 3:02 PM 51,761 Views 53 Comments

“I’m absolutely going to back the police because the challenge here is that every flex can be fatal,” the UK Health Secretary said.

# lockdown - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Cabinet sub-committee agrees to shut schools and construction sites until 1 February
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Cabinet sub-committee agrees to shut schools and construction sites until 1 February

Jan 5th 2021, 8:55 PM 160,474 Views 166 Comments

The decision was made this evening.

# lockdown - Monday 4 January, 2021

Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England

Jan 4th 2021, 8:06 PM 95,929 Views 71 Comments

The British Prime Minister made the announcement in a televised address setting out new emergency measures.

Explainer: What childcare options are available in Level 5 and who gets priority?
# Childcare
# Childcare

Explainer: What childcare options are available in Level 5 and who gets priority?

Jan 4th 2021, 4:59 PM 45,086 Views 9 Comments

The government has asked parents who are not essential workers to keep their children at home.

National lockdown to be imposed in Scotland for rest of January, Sturgeon announces
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

National lockdown to be imposed in Scotland for rest of January, Sturgeon announces

Jan 4th 2021, 2:41 PM 22,799 Views 20 Comments

Sturgeon also confirmed that most pupils will be learning from home for at least the rest of the month.

# lockdown - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Restaurants and pubs to close from 3pm as new Covid-19 restrictions kick in
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Restaurants and pubs to close from 3pm as new Covid-19 restrictions kick in

Dec 24th 2020, 2:06 PM 27,790 Views 54 Comments

It is not clear when these businesses will be able to reopen.

# lockdown - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Italy to go into strict lockdown over Christmas, New Year
# Tighter Restrictions
# Tighter Restrictions

Italy to go into strict lockdown over Christmas, New Year

Dec 19th 2020, 11:41 AM 23,969 Views 21 Comments

Under the new measures, shops, bars and restaurants will be closed.

# lockdown - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Tánaiste warns: 'If we wait until 6 January, restrictions might be tougher and go on for longer'
# NPHET Advice
# NPHET Advice

Tánaiste warns: 'If we wait until 6 January, restrictions might be tougher and go on for longer'

Dec 17th 2020, 10:26 PM 131,991 Views 105 Comments

A new lockdown in January had been suggested, but the government is warning that the restrictions may come sooner than expected.

# lockdown - Friday 11 December, 2020

Public warned against 'festive free-for-all' as restrictions ease in Northern Ireland after two-week circuit break
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Public warned against 'festive free-for-all' as restrictions ease in Northern Ireland after two-week circuit break

Dec 11th 2020, 7:21 AM 7,676 Views 1 Comment

Like the rest of Ireland, however, wet pubs in Northern Ireland must remain shut.

# lockdown - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Fans to return to football stadiums and racecourses in Britain from today
# Welcome Back
From The42
# Welcome Back

Fans to return to football stadiums and racecourses in Britain from today

Dec 2nd 2020, 8:09 AM 4,086 Views 0 Comments

A limited number of supporters will be welcomed back.

# lockdown - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Macron outlines France’s baby steps out of lockdown
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Macron outlines France’s baby steps out of lockdown

Nov 24th 2020, 10:00 PM 24,650 Views 3 Comments

France’s infection rate per 100,000 people is now less than a third of what it was at the start of November.

Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday
# Reopening
# Reopening

Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday

Nov 24th 2020, 12:53 PM 27,017 Views 29 Comments

Cabinet is meeting today to discuss the Level 5 exit plan.

Lockdown lifting announcement due on Friday, but won't clash with the Late Late Toy Show
# Leaving Lockdown
# Leaving Lockdown

Lockdown lifting announcement due on Friday, but won't clash with the Late Late Toy Show

Nov 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 60,245 Views 82 Comments

Cabinet will meet today to discuss the government’s exit plan.

# lockdown - Monday 23 November, 2020

Fans set to return to sports stadiums in England from December
# Limited Numbers
From The42
# Limited Numbers

Fans set to return to sports stadiums in England from December

Nov 23rd 2020, 5:52 PM 7,081 Views 1 Comment

Up to 4,000 spectators will be allowed into grounds in low-risk areas.

Government to consider international data and effect of visitor restrictions as it plots exit from Level 5
# Levelling Down
# Levelling Down

Government to consider international data and effect of visitor restrictions as it plots exit from Level 5

Updated Nov 23rd 2020, 3:13 PM 76,118 Views 79 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that “no decisions have been made as yet” as to exactly what restrictions will follow Level 5.

# lockdown - Friday 20 November, 2020

South Australia to end circuit-breaker lockdown early after pizza parlour blunder
# Circuit Breaker
# Circuit Breaker

South Australia to end circuit-breaker lockdown early after pizza parlour blunder

Nov 20th 2020, 9:07 AM 71,763 Views 31 Comments

A tough lockdown for the state’s almost two million people will now end late tomorrow.

# lockdown - Monday 16 November, 2020

'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening

Nov 16th 2020, 1:30 PM 25,610 Views 29 Comments

The Vintners Federation of Ireland said outdoor-only service is “useless” for many pubs.

# lockdown - Thursday 12 November, 2020

SuperValu's Christmas advert with a 2020 twist draws warm reception online
# We Believe
# We Believe

SuperValu's Christmas advert with a 2020 twist draws warm reception online

Nov 12th 2020, 1:16 PM 67,460 Views 34 Comments

SuperValu’s advert features a boy called Conor, who is awaiting a mysterious Christmas visitor.

# lockdown - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Collins Dictionary names ‘lockdown’ its Word of the Year for 2020
# Word Of The Year
# Word Of The Year

Collins Dictionary names ‘lockdown’ its Word of the Year for 2020

Nov 10th 2020, 7:24 AM 10,780 Views 15 Comments

Its annual list of additions is dominated by terms such as ‘social distancing’, ‘key worker’ and ‘self-isolate’.

# lockdown - Monday 9 November, 2020

Suspected outbreak of coronavirus at Mountjoy Prison postpones firearms trial
# Prison Lockdown
# Prison Lockdown

Suspected outbreak of coronavirus at Mountjoy Prison postpones firearms trial

Nov 9th 2020, 1:34 PM 18,925 Views 0 Comments

The suspected outbreak has led to the postponement of a firearms trial at the Special Criminal Court.

# lockdown - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Cyberbullying rates in Ireland soared by '28% during lockdown'
# Cyberbullying
# Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying rates in Ireland soared by '28% during lockdown'

Nov 5th 2020, 10:29 PM 10,479 Views 10 Comments

The younger children were, the more likely they were to be victims, the study found.

Paris hospitals near capacity after upsurge in coronavirus cases
# France
# France

Paris hospitals near capacity after upsurge in coronavirus cases

Nov 5th 2020, 7:13 PM 25,789 Views 33 Comments

France is currently in a partial lockdown to try and reduce Covid-19 numbers.

England's new Covid-19 lockdown starts today - here are the rules
# New Rules
# New Rules

England's new Covid-19 lockdown starts today - here are the rules

Nov 5th 2020, 6:00 AM 24,186 Views 3 Comments

Labour’s Keir Starmer said it would be “madness” not to extend the measures if they didn’t work.

# lockdown - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Italy imposes national curfew and locks down 'red zones'
# Curfew
# Curfew

Italy imposes national curfew and locks down 'red zones'

Nov 4th 2020, 9:17 PM 30,960 Views 17 Comments

Italy was the first European country hit by coronavirus.

Takeaway beers allowed in England after government U-turn on lockdown rules
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Takeaway beers allowed in England after government U-turn on lockdown rules

Nov 4th 2020, 9:01 AM 32,268 Views 17 Comments

New rules state drinks must be pre-ordered online or by phone.