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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Lockdown

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Debunked: It's false to claim that fewer than 100 people have died directly from Covid-19
Over 1,600 people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland.
'Nothing political, nothing stressful. Just calm tadpoles': Tyrone teen on her international TikTok fame
Hannah McSorley is affectionately known as “tadpole girl” and has an audience scattered across the USA, UK, Ireland and beyond.
'Surprising' if Ireland needs to enter second Covid-19 lockdown, says WHO special envoy
David Nabarro was speaking to the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.
What does shopping look like in a pandemic? Here's what we learnt today
From queuing to face masks, the shopping experience looked very different today.
'We need furniture, carpets, some plants': Large queue outside Ikea store in Dublin as Phase Two begins
Some shops and other businesses are permitted to reopen from today.
Harris says there is 'a slight potential increase' in the Covid-19 reproductive rate
Harris said the country is still effectively suppressing the growth of the virus.
Sweden admits Covid-19 response could have been better amid criticism of 'softer' approach
However, the country’s top epidemiologist defended the decision not to impose a strict lockdown.
Poll: Does the sunny weather make lockdown easier or harder?
Are you happy to soak up the sun from your garden or do you crave a populated beach?
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.
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.
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 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.
'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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Italy begins easing world's longest country-wide coronavirus lockdown
It comes after the country reported its lowest toll since 10 March yesterday.
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.
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.
Taoiseach to outline 'roadmap' to lifting restrictions today - here's what we know so far
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will outline the plan this evening.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.