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# lockdown - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Melbourne eases lockdown as virus cases decline
# Australia
# Australia

Melbourne eases lockdown as virus cases decline

Oct 18th 2020, 11:50 AM 29,901 Views 29 Comments

The Australian state of Victoria reported only two new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday and no deaths.

# lockdown - Friday 16 October, 2020

Taoiseach says 'active consideration' will be given to NPHET's Level 5 advice as leaders set to meet tomorrow
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Taoiseach says 'active consideration' will be given to NPHET's Level 5 advice as leaders set to meet tomorrow

Updated Oct 16th 2020, 10:05 PM 423,017 Views 543 Comments

The Government will now have to decide if it will accept NPHET’s recommendation.

# lockdown - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread
# Circuit Break
# Circuit Break

Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread

Updated Oct 11th 2020, 4:09 PM 326,385 Views 373 Comments

The Tánaiste wrote in today’s Sunday Independent that numerous considerations must be made before opting for a second lockdown.

# lockdown - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Czech Republic - with just over double Ireland's population - had 8,618 new Covid-19 cases yesterday
# Surge
# Surge

Czech Republic - with just over double Ireland's population - had 8,618 new Covid-19 cases yesterday

Oct 10th 2020, 11:38 AM 53,046 Views 115 Comments

The prospect of a second lockdown looms in the central European country.

# lockdown - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Poll: Do you think Ireland will be placed under Level 5 restrictions before the end of the year?
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Poll: Do you think Ireland will be placed under Level 5 restrictions before the end of the year?

Oct 6th 2020, 8:00 AM 99,408 Views 111 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pubs closed early and travel restricted: How other European countries are currently dealing with Covid-19

Oct 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 43,549 Views 39 Comments

Here’s how some other countries are getting on with coronavirus restrictions at the moment.

# lockdown - Monday 5 October, 2020

Smyths Toys reassures parents its supply lines are solid as crowds gather amid Level 5 fears
# Toy Story
# Toy Story

Smyths Toys reassures parents its supply lines are solid as crowds gather amid Level 5 fears

Oct 5th 2020, 5:50 PM 72,248 Views 49 Comments

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
# Bombshell
# Bombshell

Twelve trade associations and 429 individual businesses send open letter to Government over Level 5 fears

Updated Oct 5th 2020, 3:07 PM 55,940 Views 93 Comments

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
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Coronavirus: Cabinet to discuss rejecting Level 5 recommendation after coalition leaders meet Holohan

Updated Oct 5th 2020, 2:00 PM 198,142 Views 323 Comments

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
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Paris to close all bars and cafes as French capital goes under maximum coronavirus alert

Oct 5th 2020, 9:52 AM 85,432 Views 35 Comments

In Paris, restaurants can stay open subject to some restrictions.

Explainer: What restrictions are in Level 5?
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Explainer: What restrictions are in Level 5?

Oct 5th 2020, 7:59 AM 56,476 Views 93 Comments

No social gatherings at all, no dine-in bars, but schools and creches stay open.

# lockdown - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Partial lockdown introduced for Madrid as cases rise in the Spanish city
# Spain
# Spain

Partial lockdown introduced for Madrid as cases rise in the Spanish city

Oct 3rd 2020, 1:18 PM 21,118 Views 7 Comments

Police are controlling travel in and out of the Spanish capital.

# lockdown - Friday 2 October, 2020

A third of the UK will be under tighter restrictions from tomorrow as Liverpool set for new local lockdown
# North Of England
# North Of England

A third of the UK will be under tighter restrictions from tomorrow as Liverpool set for new local lockdown

Oct 2nd 2020, 7:26 AM 13,901 Views 2 Comments

People returning to the UK from Turkey and Poland will also be asked to quarantine under new restrictions.

# lockdown - Friday 25 September, 2020

Spain extends Madrid lockdown to cover one million people
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Spain extends Madrid lockdown to cover one million people

Sep 25th 2020, 5:20 PM 29,697 Views 9 Comments

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
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Should Ireland be like Sweden or New Zealand? Experts disagree on the next steps in the pandemic

Sep 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 51,428 Views 91 Comments

What can Ireland learn from other countries as we enter the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic?

# lockdown - Friday 18 September, 2020

Covid-19 Level 3 (plus): Here are the changes that come into force for Dubliners at midnight
# Capital Restrictions
# Capital Restrictions

Covid-19 Level 3 (plus): Here are the changes that come into force for Dubliners at midnight

Sep 18th 2020, 6:57 PM 73,309 Views 23 Comments

The capital is facing additional measures on top of the stated Level 3 restrictions.

Calls for Van Morrison to be stripped of city honour
# Ban The Van
# Ban The Van

Calls for Van Morrison to be stripped of city honour

Updated Sep 18th 2020, 6:27 PM 200,468 Views 177 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

Taoiseach confirms Dublin to enter Level 3, including ban on indoor dining for three weeks

Sep 18th 2020, 6:08 PM 117,004 Views 241 Comments

The decision comes following a recommendation from NPHET.

Taoiseach set to address the nation as Cabinet accepts Level 3 advice for Dublin
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Taoiseach set to address the nation as Cabinet accepts Level 3 advice for Dublin

Updated Sep 18th 2020, 5:07 PM 137,662 Views 170 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Israel's second nationwide lockdown comes into effect as government says it was left with no choice

Sep 18th 2020, 3:07 PM 24,167 Views 20 Comments

Many Israelis have expressed their frustration at the government’s perceived mismanagement of the crisis in recent months.

# lockdown - Thursday 17 September, 2020

'We're taking action early': Varadkar says EU capitals have not imposed the kind of restrictions Dublin is facing
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

'We're taking action early': Varadkar says EU capitals have not imposed the kind of restrictions Dublin is facing

Sep 17th 2020, 7:00 PM 42,041 Views 46 Comments

Dublin is expected to be placed on Level Three before the weekend.

# lockdown - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Australia reports no virus deaths for first time in two months
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Australia reports no virus deaths for first time in two months

Sep 15th 2020, 9:00 AM 13,722 Views 7 Comments

50 new Covid-19 cases were reported nationwide – down from peaks above 700 in late July and early August.

# lockdown - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Micheál Martin announces the new 'Living with Covid' roadmap on Tuesday - here's what to expect
# New Roadmap
# New Roadmap

Micheál Martin announces the new 'Living with Covid' roadmap on Tuesday - here's what to expect

Sep 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 156,181 Views 64 Comments

The detailed plan is expected to set out how we’ll proceed over the winter and into next spring.

# lockdown - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Pubs may not reopen and other businesses may close if Covid situation gets worse, government admits
# Trajectory
# Trajectory

Pubs may not reopen and other businesses may close if Covid situation gets worse, government admits

Sep 8th 2020, 7:09 PM 51,822 Views 80 Comments

Cabinet ministers have highlighted that case numbers have not resulted in a big hike in ICU, hospitalisation numbers, or deaths.

# lockdown - Monday 7 September, 2020

Numbers of dogs being surrendered rising again with return to work and school
# Lockdown Pets
# Lockdown Pets

Numbers of dogs being surrendered rising again with return to work and school

Sep 7th 2020, 6:10 AM 36,613 Views 31 Comments

Last month Dogs Trust received the highest number of surrender request calls from dog owners since April.

# lockdown - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Melbourne to remain in lockdown until end of October
# Victoria
# Victoria

Melbourne to remain in lockdown until end of October

Sep 6th 2020, 10:52 AM 62,100 Views 75 Comments

Health officials recorded 63 new cases in Victoria today.

# lockdown - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Officials are not considering putting Dublin into lockdown at present, Donnelly says
# Localised Restrictions
# Localised Restrictions

Officials are not considering putting Dublin into lockdown at present, Donnelly says

Sep 2nd 2020, 11:54 AM 48,136 Views 89 Comments

103 additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Dublin by health officials yesterday.

# lockdown - Monday 31 August, 2020

Students should have rents refunded in event of second lockdown, says higher education minister
# College
# College

Students should have rents refunded in event of second lockdown, says higher education minister

Aug 31st 2020, 11:06 AM 20,045 Views 43 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We have a plan': New Zealand lifts Auckland lockdown despite growing number of cases

Aug 31st 2020, 9:41 AM 43,467 Views 61 Comments

The Auckland lockdown began on 12 August after four cases were detected in the city of 1.5 million.

# lockdown - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Nearly 1,500 cases linked to 28 meat factory outbreaks across the country
# Clusters And Lockdowns
# Clusters And Lockdowns

Nearly 1,500 cases linked to 28 meat factory outbreaks across the country

Aug 30th 2020, 7:30 AM 84,331 Views 86 Comments

In the 28 days up to 15 August, there were 330 confirmed Covid-19 cases associated with meat/poultry factory outbreaks.

# lockdown - Thursday 27 August, 2020

'Our desire is to lift restrictions on Kildare as quickly as possible': HSE pressed on schools and testing at briefing
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Our desire is to lift restrictions on Kildare as quickly as possible': HSE pressed on schools and testing at briefing

Aug 27th 2020, 12:51 PM 28,244 Views 29 Comments

On schools, the HSE said today “the risks of keeping schools closed now outweigh the risk of Covid for children”.

# lockdown - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Focus until Christmas is on reopening society, protecting jobs and the most vulnerable, says minister
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Focus until Christmas is on reopening society, protecting jobs and the most vulnerable, says minister

Aug 26th 2020, 6:22 PM 34,185 Views 48 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has asked NPHET whether the Kildare lockdown can be lifted early.

# lockdown - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Nationwide post-lockdown electrical goods buying spree sees record recycling levels
# Recycling
# Recycling

Nationwide post-lockdown electrical goods buying spree sees record recycling levels

Aug 23rd 2020, 7:02 PM 28,214 Views 14 Comments

WEEE Ireland said it recovered 3,763 tonnes of electrical waste in July.

# lockdown - Friday 21 August, 2020

Restrictions to remain in place in Kildare for two weeks but lifted for Laois and Offaly
# Covid19
# Covid19

Restrictions to remain in place in Kildare for two weeks but lifted for Laois and Offaly

Aug 21st 2020, 5:10 PM 68,976 Views 94 Comments

Over the last 14 days 455 cases had been reported in Kildare, 81 in Offaly and 41 in Laois.

# lockdown - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Opinion: Prioritising small housing units on crammed sites leads to risks
# Lowering Standards
# Lowering Standards

Opinion: Prioritising small housing units on crammed sites leads to risks

Aug 20th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,946 Views 13 Comments

Orla Hegarty writes that lockdown has been a time to reflect on getting our new housing right.

# lockdown - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Defence Forces attempted to track down mystery male responsible for infamous viral WhatsApp voicenote
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Defence Forces attempted to track down mystery male responsible for infamous viral WhatsApp voicenote

Aug 15th 2020, 12:02 AM 52,237 Views 15 Comments

The clip claimed that the army was to start patrolling the streets.

# lockdown - Friday 14 August, 2020

Almost half of new Covid-19 cases linked to outbreaks in workplaces
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Almost half of new Covid-19 cases linked to outbreaks in workplaces

Aug 14th 2020, 4:13 PM 28,604 Views 36 Comments

The CSO has been analysing the statistics for the number of people who contracted or died from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

# lockdown - Thursday 13 August, 2020

New Zealand races to track origin of Covid-19 outbreak as case numbers jump
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

New Zealand races to track origin of Covid-19 outbreak as case numbers jump

Aug 13th 2020, 8:33 AM 47,925 Views 37 Comments

The surge in new cases raised the prospect that a three-day lockdown imposed in Auckland could be extended.

# lockdown - Monday 10 August, 2020

What impact will GAA shutdown have on Kildare, Laois and Offaly club schedules? From The42

What impact will GAA shutdown have on Kildare, Laois and Offaly club schedules?

Aug 10th 2020, 4:46 PM 5,622 Views 2 Comments

Action in the three counties was brought to a halt last Friday.

# lockdown - Saturday 8 August, 2020

Explainer: How other countries have managed local lockdowns after Covid-19 clusters
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Explainer: How other countries have managed local lockdowns after Covid-19 clusters

Aug 8th 2020, 8:00 AM 28,561 Views 34 Comments

The recent increase in cases in Ireland is largely associated with clusters in three counties.