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# lockdown - Sunday 27 June, 2021

Millions in Sydney wake to two-week lockdown as Australia tries to contain Delta outbreak
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Millions in Sydney wake to two-week lockdown as Australia tries to contain Delta outbreak

Jun 27th 2021, 7:13 AM 53,982 Views 59 Comments

The flare-up has been a shock for a city that had returned to relative normality.

# lockdown - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry
# Live Music
# Live Music

Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:22 PM 10,955 Views 10 Comments

Up to 100 demonstrators took part in a protest in Dublin calling for a commitment from the government to reopen the sector.

# lockdown - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI
# Public Opinion
# Public Opinion

Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI

Jun 22nd 2021, 11:29 AM 14,433 Views 64 Comments

‘Overwhelming majority’ have supported public health measures and would have preferred them to be more restrictive.

# lockdown - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Johnson poised to delay UK Covid lockdown lifting to July as experts urge caution
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Johnson poised to delay UK Covid lockdown lifting to July as experts urge caution

Updated Jun 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 43,065 Views 45 Comments

Ministers are considering putting back the final easing of controls in England for four weeks as cases of the Delta variant surge.

# lockdown - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Gardaí maintain visible presence in Dublin city centre after public order incidents
# South William Street
# South William Street

Gardaí maintain visible presence in Dublin city centre after public order incidents

Updated Jun 5th 2021, 8:00 PM 114,067 Views 193 Comments
  • Gardaí arrested 14 people, including five juveniles, as violence broke out on the street.
  • Reports from sources that gardaí were attacked with glass bottles has been confirmed by gardaí.
  • One garda was treated in hospital for a leg injury.
English exit from lockdown reportedly to be delayed by two weeks as Covid cases surge
# England
# England

English exit from lockdown reportedly to be delayed by two weeks as Covid cases surge

Jun 5th 2021, 7:54 AM 46,790 Views 48 Comments

Social distancing and mask wearing could be set to remain in place until 5 July, according to multiple reports.

# lockdown - Thursday 27 May, 2021

The city of Melbourne has been placed in lockdown after a spike in Covid-19 cases
# Australia
# Australia

The city of Melbourne has been placed in lockdown after a spike in Covid-19 cases

May 27th 2021, 7:08 AM 29,196 Views 26 Comments

A slow roll out of vaccines and hotel quarantine failings have been blamed for the spike in cases.

# lockdown - Sunday 16 May, 2021

‘High degree of confidence’ vaccines work against Indian variant, Matt Hancock says
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

‘High degree of confidence’ vaccines work against Indian variant, Matt Hancock says

May 16th 2021, 1:23 PM 18,635 Views 22 Comments

The British Health Secretary said it is “appropriate” to push on with the major easing of lockdown in England.

# lockdown - Thursday 29 April, 2021

At a glance: Everything you need to know about the reopening plan announced tonight
# Level 3 Plus
# Level 3 Plus

At a glance: Everything you need to know about the reopening plan announced tonight

Apr 29th 2021, 8:27 PM 70,871 Views 59 Comments
  • The government agreed to ease a number of Covid-19 restrictions on a phased basis from next month.
  • Inter-county travel, more outdoor meetings and increased numbers at funerals and wedding services from 10 May.
  • The Taoiseach said: "Hope is returning."
LIVE: Taoiseach announces reopening plan with haircuts, click-and-collect and garden meet-ups back from 10 May
Live Apr 29th 2021, 7:00 PM

LIVE: Taoiseach announces reopening plan with haircuts, click-and-collect and garden meet-ups back from 10 May

Offices closed and markets shut as Nepal imposes 15-day lockdown amid surge in Covid cases
# Nepal
# Nepal

Offices closed and markets shut as Nepal imposes 15-day lockdown amid surge in Covid cases

Apr 29th 2021, 9:24 AM 10,144 Views 13 Comments

The lockdown was imposed in most of the Himalayan nation’s major cities and towns.

# lockdown - Monday 19 April, 2021

India’s capital to lock down as nation’s virus cases top 15 million
# India
# India

India’s capital to lock down as nation’s virus cases top 15 million

Apr 19th 2021, 11:26 AM 11,723 Views 18 Comments

New Delhi has reported 25,462 cases and 161 deaths in the past 24 hours.

# lockdown - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Brazil president rejects lockdown despite record Covid-19 death toll
# Bolsonaro
# Bolsonaro

Brazil president rejects lockdown despite record Covid-19 death toll

Apr 7th 2021, 9:31 PM 53,135 Views 46 Comments

Brazil’s Health Ministry registered 4,195 deaths yesterday.

# lockdown - Sunday 4 April, 2021

Eight arrests over planned protest in Dublin city centre
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Eight arrests over planned protest in Dublin city centre

Apr 4th 2021, 6:49 PM 57,324 Views 62 Comments

Seven men and one woman were arrested.

# lockdown - Monday 29 March, 2021

Sharp decline in recorded crime rates in 2020 amid pandemic
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Sharp decline in recorded crime rates in 2020 amid pandemic

Mar 29th 2021, 2:02 PM 7,562 Views 12 Comments

The biggest drop was in burglary and related offences, falling by over a third in 2020 compared to the previous year.

# lockdown - Sunday 28 March, 2021

Ireland yet to receive Covid vaccine offer from UK, says Coveney but government interested in discussing it
# Jabs
# Jabs

Ireland yet to receive Covid vaccine offer from UK, says Coveney but government interested in discussing it

Updated Mar 28th 2021, 1:39 PM 62,835 Views 118 Comments

The United Kingdom reportedly plans to supply Ireland with 3.7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines.

# lockdown - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

UK falls silent to remember Covid-19 victims, marking one year since its first lockdown
# One Year On
# One Year On

UK falls silent to remember Covid-19 victims, marking one year since its first lockdown

Mar 23rd 2021, 1:10 PM 7,749 Views 15 Comments

The public is also being urged to stand on their doorsteps at 8pm with a candle or light.

# lockdown - Monday 22 March, 2021

This report to NPHET breaks down how lockdown in Ireland compares to other countries
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

This report to NPHET breaks down how lockdown in Ireland compares to other countries

Mar 22nd 2021, 2:15 PM 26,466 Views 31 Comments

Restrictions on hospitality, curfews and gatherings are among the key differences between countries.

# lockdown - Saturday 20 March, 2021

London police warn there will be arrests if people protest this weekend
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

London police warn there will be arrests if people protest this weekend

Mar 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 18,699 Views 12 Comments

Police faced criticism for how they handled demonstrations following the killing of Sarah Everard.

# lockdown - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

'We have a long way to go': NI ministers agree path forward for 'cautious' easing of lockdown
# Stormont
# Stormont

'We have a long way to go': NI ministers agree path forward for 'cautious' easing of lockdown

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 7:51 PM 25,389 Views 27 Comments

The plan includes up to six people from two households being able to meet outdoors in a private garden from 1 April.

# lockdown - Friday 12 March, 2021

24 hours that changed everything: An oral history
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

24 hours that changed everything: An oral history

Mar 12th 2021, 9:00 AM 110,751 Views 49 Comments

People across Ireland – including key decision-makers – tell the story of Thursday 12 March 2020.

# lockdown - Friday 5 March, 2021

Building company launches High Court action against government's construction shutdown
# Construction
# Construction

Building company launches High Court action against government's construction shutdown

Mar 5th 2021, 7:07 PM 34,097 Views 0 Comments

It claims the private construction sector is being unfairly discriminated against.

# lockdown - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Arlene Foster vows that current lockdown will be Northern Ireland's last
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Arlene Foster vows that current lockdown will be Northern Ireland's last

Updated Mar 2nd 2021, 9:45 PM 28,895 Views 17 Comments

The powersharing administration faced criticism for not attaching dates to its pathway to recovery.

Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont ministers to finalise details of lockdown exit plan

Mar 2nd 2021, 7:08 AM 4,908 Views 0 Comments

The plan is likely to outline the sequence in which current lockdown restrictions will lift.

# lockdown - Monday 1 March, 2021

Ministers to iron out final details of Northern Ireland's lockdown exit strategy today
# Stormont
# Stormont

Ministers to iron out final details of Northern Ireland's lockdown exit strategy today

Mar 1st 2021, 7:07 AM 7,881 Views 1 Comment

The plan is likely to outline the sequence in which current lockdown restrictions will lift.

# lockdown - Saturday 27 February, 2021

Why the start of the pandemic might feel like a million years ago rather than just one
# The Times We Live In
# The Times We Live In

Why the start of the pandemic might feel like a million years ago rather than just one

Feb 27th 2021, 10:30 AM 14,764 Views 9 Comments

We speak to an expert on humans perception of time.

# 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 29,532 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 29,766 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 227,115 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 66,228 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 237,465 Views 382 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 156,603 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 24,852 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 19,105 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 65,711 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 24,888 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 45,332 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 9,643 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 67,137 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 36,571 Views 20 Comments

Schools will remain open there.