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Monday 2 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Lockdown

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England faces stringent national lockdown under plans being considered by Boris Johnson
Johnson is expected to announce the measures at a press conference on Monday, according to The Times.
Christmas crafts, nursing home concerts and virtual 5km runs all part of Keep Well campaign
Taoiseach Michéal Martin launched the campaign today.
New national lockdown announced in France
Bars, restaurants and non-essential businesses will close, but schools will stay open.
How a four-month lockdown in Melbourne crushed a Covid-19 surge
Strict Covid-19 restrictions have just been lifted in Melbourne.
Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle
The Munster back row is heading into the restarted Six Nations in superb form.
Why is Ireland choosing a 'seesaw' approach to tackling Covid-19?
The Taoiseach said certain approaches, such as ‘Zero Covid’ or herd immunity, are not realistic for Ireland.
Gardaí alerted to illegal pyramid schemes operating on social media
Officers believe there has been an increase in this type of activity since the start of lockdown measures imposed in March.
FactFind: Has the World Health Organisation changed its position on lockdowns?
No. It hasn’t.
Wales to begin two-week 'firebreak' lockdown to limit spread of Covid-19
The “sharp and deep” lockdown will begin at 6pm on 23 October.
Melbourne eases lockdown as virus cases decline
The Australian state of Victoria reported only two new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday and no deaths.
Taoiseach says 'active consideration' will be given to NPHET's Level 5 advice as leaders set to meet tomorrow
The Government will now have to decide if it will accept NPHET’s recommendation.
Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread
The Tánaiste wrote in today’s Sunday Independent that numerous considerations must be made before opting for a second lockdown.
Czech Republic - with just over double Ireland's population - had 8,618 new Covid-19 cases yesterday
The prospect of a second lockdown looms in the central European country.
Poll: Do you think Ireland will be placed under Level 5 restrictions before the end of the year?
NPHET told the government that moving to Level 5 now was the “only opportunity” to get Covid-19 back “under control”.
Pubs closed early and travel restricted: How other European countries are currently dealing with Covid-19
Here’s how some other countries are getting on with coronavirus restrictions at the moment.
Smyths Toys reassures parents its supply lines are solid as crowds gather amid Level 5 fears
Crowds started forming at toy shops across the country.
Twelve trade associations and 429 individual businesses send open letter to Government over Level 5 fears
The Restaurants Association of Ireland has said the government should reject Nphet’s advice.
Coronavirus: Cabinet to discuss rejecting Level 5 recommendation after coalition leaders meet Holohan
NPHET has recommended that the entire country enter Level 5 – the highest level of Covid-19 restrictions.
Paris to close all bars and cafes as French capital goes under maximum coronavirus alert
In Paris, restaurants can stay open subject to some restrictions.
Explainer: What restrictions are in Level 5?
No social gatherings at all, no dine-in bars, but schools and creches stay open.
Partial lockdown introduced for Madrid as cases rise in the Spanish city
Police are controlling travel in and out of the Spanish capital.
A third of the UK will be under tighter restrictions from tomorrow as Liverpool set for new local lockdown
People returning to the UK from Turkey and Poland will also be asked to quarantine under new restrictions.
Spain extends Madrid lockdown to cover one million people
European countries are facing up to a sustained spike in Covid-19 cases.
Should Ireland be like Sweden or New Zealand? Experts disagree on the next steps in the pandemic
What can Ireland learn from other countries as we enter the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic?
Covid-19 Level 3 (plus): Here are the changes that come into force for Dubliners at midnight
The capital is facing additional measures on top of the stated Level 3 restrictions.
Calls for Van Morrison to be stripped of city honour
The musician was given freedom of the city of Belfast in 2013.
Taoiseach confirms Dublin to enter Level 3, including ban on indoor dining for three weeks
The decision comes following a recommendation from NPHET.
Taoiseach set to address the nation as Cabinet accepts Level 3 advice for Dublin
Cabinet has accepted NPHET advice without deviation, including recommendations on closing indoor dining.
Israel's second nationwide lockdown comes into effect as government says it was left with no choice
Many Israelis have expressed their frustration at the government’s perceived mismanagement of the crisis in recent months.
'We're taking action early': Varadkar says EU capitals have not imposed the kind of restrictions Dublin is facing
Dublin is expected to be placed on Level Three before the weekend.
Australia reports no virus deaths for first time in two months
50 new Covid-19 cases were reported nationwide – down from peaks above 700 in late July and early August.
Micheál Martin announces the new 'Living with Covid' roadmap on Tuesday - here's what to expect
The detailed plan is expected to set out how we’ll proceed over the winter and into next spring.
Pubs may not reopen and other businesses may close if Covid situation gets worse, government admits
Cabinet ministers have highlighted that case numbers have not resulted in a big hike in ICU, hospitalisation numbers, or deaths.
Numbers of dogs being surrendered rising again with return to work and school
Last month Dogs Trust received the highest number of surrender request calls from dog owners since April.
Melbourne to remain in lockdown until end of October
Health officials recorded 63 new cases in Victoria today.
Officials are not considering putting Dublin into lockdown at present, Donnelly says
103 additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Dublin by health officials yesterday.
Students should have rents refunded in event of second lockdown, says higher education minister
Simon Harris also defended the fact that college fees would remain the same, even as courses move online.
'We have a plan': New Zealand lifts Auckland lockdown despite growing number of cases
The Auckland lockdown began on 12 August after four cases were detected in the city of 1.5 million.
Nearly 1,500 cases linked to 28 meat factory outbreaks across the country
In the 28 days up to 15 August, there were 330 confirmed Covid-19 cases associated with meat/poultry factory outbreaks.
'Our desire is to lift restrictions on Kildare as quickly as possible': HSE pressed on schools and testing at briefing
On schools, the HSE said today “the risks of keeping schools closed now outweigh the risk of Covid for children”.