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# nphet - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

CMO spoke to Health Minister before and after NPHET's Level 5 recommendation
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# Nphet

CMO spoke to Health Minister before and after NPHET's Level 5 recommendation

Updated Oct 7th 2020, 9:18 PM 75,329 Views 99 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the Level 5 recommendation “came out of the blue” on Sunday.

There are now 156 Covid-19 patients in hospital and 25 in ICU
# Cases Rising
# Cases Rising

There are now 156 Covid-19 patients in hospital and 25 in ICU

Oct 7th 2020, 6:45 PM 38,060 Views 89 Comments

Last Thursday, there were 122 hospitalisations and 20 people in ICU.

'We have now entered a phase of exponential growth': R number 'close to 1' in Dublin but growth outside capital 'significantly higher'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'We have now entered a phase of exponential growth': R number 'close to 1' in Dublin but growth outside capital 'significantly higher'

Oct 7th 2020, 6:12 PM 164,834 Views 88 Comments

NPHET also warned of a potential 1,500 new cases of the virus every day by November.

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 611 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 611 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 7th 2020, 5:51 PM 158,606 Views 302 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

# nphet - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

NPHET members believe Level 5 advice 'should have been communicated more carefully to government'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NPHET members believe Level 5 advice 'should have been communicated more carefully to government'

Updated Oct 6th 2020, 10:45 PM 93,922 Views 149 Comments

The recommendation became public on Sunday night, but the government rejected it yesterday – instead deciding that the entire country should enter Level 3.

Tánaiste stands over NPHET criticisms while Taoiseach's spokesperson says Varadkar is 'entitled to his opinion'
# Nphet
# Nphet

Tánaiste stands over NPHET criticisms while Taoiseach's spokesperson says Varadkar is 'entitled to his opinion'

Updated Oct 6th 2020, 5:00 PM 40,144 Views 88 Comments

NPHET had recommended the entire country move to Level 5, but this advice was rejected by the government.

Professor Sam McConkey: Prepare for Levels 4 and 5, yesterday just delayed the inevitable
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Professor Sam McConkey: Prepare for Levels 4 and 5, yesterday just delayed the inevitable

Oct 6th 2020, 12:33 PM 163,944 Views 149 Comments

Professor Sam McConkey says he understands the thinking behind yesterday’s decision by Government, but believes it won’t be enough to stop the second wave of Covid-19.

Why did the government reject NPHET's Level 5 recommendation?
# Nphet
# Nphet

Why did the government reject NPHET's Level 5 recommendation?

Oct 6th 2020, 9:33 AM 40,535 Views 103 Comments

The Tánaiste and other ministers have been outlining the reasons why over the past few hours.

Concern that relationship between NPHET and government is 'changed forever' after yesterday's meeting
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Concern that relationship between NPHET and government is 'changed forever' after yesterday's meeting

Oct 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 43,461 Views 95 Comments

Some ministers said they only learned about the mooted new restrictions on Twitter.

# nphet - Monday 5 October, 2020

NPHET warned that Level 5 is the 'only opportunity' to control Covid-19
# CMO LETTER
# CMO LETTER

NPHET warned that Level 5 is the 'only opportunity' to control Covid-19

Oct 5th 2020, 10:26 PM 64,023 Views 130 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan warned in a letter last night of a “significant and deteriorating” epidemiological situation.

NPHET recommendation to enter Level 5 'came out of the blue', Tánaiste says
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

NPHET recommendation to enter Level 5 'came out of the blue', Tánaiste says

Oct 5th 2020, 10:13 PM 48,909 Views 80 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the government and NPHET “have to get back on the same page”.

As it happened: Taoiseach confirms nationwide Level 3 restrictions after rejecting Level 5 recommendation
# Covid19
# Covid19

As it happened: Taoiseach confirms nationwide Level 3 restrictions after rejecting Level 5 recommendation

Updated Oct 5th 2020, 9:12 PM 304,721 Views 225 Comments

The Taoiseach addressed the nation this evening.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 518 new cases confirmed in Ireland, including 134 in Dublin
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: No deaths and 518 new cases confirmed in Ireland, including 134 in Dublin

Oct 5th 2020, 5:54 PM 146,401 Views 211 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

'The outcome will be the same': Nationwide move to Level 3 will not stop spread of Covid-19, expert warns
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

'The outcome will be the same': Nationwide move to Level 3 will not stop spread of Covid-19, expert warns

Oct 5th 2020, 5:13 PM 51,153 Views 75 Comments

Professor Sam McConkey believes case numbers will continue to rise if the Government rejects NPHET’s advice.

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 55,927 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 198,072 Views 321 Comments

NPHET has recommended that the entire country enter Level 5 – the highest level of Covid-19 restrictions.

Teaching unions query whether schools should remain open if Ireland moves to Level 5
# Teachers
# Teachers

Teaching unions query whether schools should remain open if Ireland moves to Level 5

Oct 5th 2020, 10:32 AM 63,718 Views 184 Comments

Under Level 5 restrictions, schools would remain open but most other businesses would be closed

# nphet - Sunday 4 October, 2020

NPHET recommends entire country move to Level 5 restrictions
# Cases Rise
# Cases Rise

NPHET recommends entire country move to Level 5 restrictions

Updated Oct 4th 2020, 9:10 PM 410,637 Views 642 Comments

A NPHET source said that the “projections are very bad” and that there needs to be a “major shift”.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 364 new cases confirmed in Ireland, including 100 in Dublin
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No deaths and 364 new cases confirmed in Ireland, including 100 in Dublin

Oct 4th 2020, 6:02 PM 148,396 Views 165 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

# nphet - Saturday 3 October, 2020

Jim O'Callaghan: 'There's a danger in a political system that blindly follows everything NPHET says'
# Interview
# Interview

Jim O'Callaghan: 'There's a danger in a political system that blindly follows everything NPHET says'

Oct 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 41,624 Views 83 Comments

Making the tough decisions in government during a pandemic is not easy, says O’Callaghan.

# nphet - Friday 2 October, 2020

Donnelly says people shouldn't 'switch off' from Covid restrictions while on holiday
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Donnelly says people shouldn't 'switch off' from Covid restrictions while on holiday

Oct 2nd 2020, 9:07 AM 21,272 Views 34 Comments

A report into the attendance of Supreme Court Judge Seamus Woulfe at the infamous Golfgate dinner said he “switched off from news coverage” while away.

# nphet - Thursday 1 October, 2020

NPHET recommends further nationwide visitor restrictions as it notes concern over 'disease severity'
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

NPHET recommends further nationwide visitor restrictions as it notes concern over 'disease severity'

Updated Oct 1st 2020, 6:45 PM 170,667 Views 143 Comments

New Covid-19 cases were confirmed in every county today, with 442 new cases.

# nphet - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

'The window for it not to be a national issue is closing': Worry as Covid-19 incidence rate rises nationwide
# Nphet
# Nphet

'The window for it not to be a national issue is closing': Worry as Covid-19 incidence rate rises nationwide

Sep 30th 2020, 7:28 PM 47,292 Views 37 Comments

At a briefing this evening a number of examples were described where the virus was spread in social settings.

Covid-19: Dr Ronan Glynn 'optimistic' about Dublin stabilising but 'no evidence yet' to move to Level 2
# Capital Issues
# Capital Issues

Covid-19: Dr Ronan Glynn 'optimistic' about Dublin stabilising but 'no evidence yet' to move to Level 2

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 12:16 PM 36,724 Views 126 Comments

Glynn said the restrictions on Dublin would only be taking effect this week.

# nphet - Monday 28 September, 2020

Covid-19: Seventy cases in Cork traced to pubs and restaurants in recent weeks
# Nphet
# Nphet

Covid-19: Seventy cases in Cork traced to pubs and restaurants in recent weeks

Sep 28th 2020, 7:14 PM 118,485 Views 84 Comments

“That’s in the context of 350 cases in Cork over the past fortnight,” said Dr Ronan Glynn.

Coronavirus: No deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland, 209 in Dublin
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: No deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland, 209 in Dublin

Sep 28th 2020, 5:47 PM 159,851 Views 231 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health at a briefing this evening.

Decision expected this week on Covid-19 restrictions for Louth, Cork, Wicklow and Galway
# Nphet
# Nphet

Decision expected this week on Covid-19 restrictions for Louth, Cork, Wicklow and Galway

Sep 28th 2020, 8:44 AM 87,420 Views 86 Comments

Cases have been rising in Louth, Cork, Wicklow and Galway.

# nphet - Saturday 26 September, 2020

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 248 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 248 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 26th 2020, 5:26 PM 195,744 Views 208 Comments

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health this evening.

# nphet - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Coronavirus: 3 deaths and 324 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 3 deaths and 324 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sep 24th 2020, 5:40 PM 137,701 Views 173 Comments

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health this evening.

NPHET to meet to consider further restrictions as Ministers urge caution
# Covid19
# Covid19

NPHET to meet to consider further restrictions as Ministers urge caution

Sep 24th 2020, 12:05 AM 69,991 Views 106 Comments

Public Health Officials last night confirmed 234 new cases – including 103 in Dublin – and two further deaths.

# nphet - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Contact tracers to begin asking community transmission cases about visits to pubs and restaurants
# Community Transmission
# Community Transmission

Contact tracers to begin asking community transmission cases about visits to pubs and restaurants

Sep 23rd 2020, 9:19 PM 51,170 Views 56 Comments

Currently around one in four cases are identified as community transmission.

'An awful lot of young people might have to die' if we were to pursue herd immunity strategy, Prof Nolan says
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# Nphet

'An awful lot of young people might have to die' if we were to pursue herd immunity strategy, Prof Nolan says

Sep 23rd 2020, 7:49 PM 71,314 Views 188 Comments

Dr Ronan Glynn said this evening “it’s certainly not a strategy that will be adopted in this country”.

'It's like turning an aircraft carrier': Public health officials encouraged by Dublin's five-day Covid incidence but urge caution
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# Nphet

'It's like turning an aircraft carrier': Public health officials encouraged by Dublin's five-day Covid incidence but urge caution

Sep 23rd 2020, 12:05 AM 58,648 Views 56 Comments

Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 is currently 70.4, with Dublin’s rate almost double that at 138.0 per 100,000.

# nphet - Saturday 19 September, 2020

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 274 new cases - including 166 in Dublin
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 274 new cases - including 166 in Dublin

Sep 19th 2020, 5:31 PM 126,977 Views 293 Comments

The figures were announced by health officials this evening.

# nphet - Friday 18 September, 2020

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 137,599 Views 169 Comments

Cabinet has accepted NPHET advice without deviation, including recommendations on closing indoor dining.

# nphet - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Dublin is set to move from Level 2 to Level 3 - here's what that means
# Level 3
# Level 3

Dublin is set to move from Level 2 to Level 3 - here's what that means

Sep 17th 2020, 6:44 PM 143,325 Views 56 Comments

NPHET’s advice will be considered by a new oversight group this evening with an announcement expected tomorrow.

# nphet - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

NPHET warns deaths and hospitalisations will see exponential growth 'if people do nothing'
# Covid19
# Covid19

NPHET warns deaths and hospitalisations will see exponential growth 'if people do nothing'

Sep 16th 2020, 7:05 PM 83,340 Views 167 Comments

“Hospitalisations are increasing and we’re sadly seeing people die,” said Professor Philip Nolan.

'Dublin situation not looking good': Ministers concerns grow over capital moving to Level Three
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

'Dublin situation not looking good': Ministers concerns grow over capital moving to Level Three

Sep 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 81,393 Views 80 Comments

Moving Dublin to Level 3 would be a significant step, the Taoiseach said.

# nphet - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 357 new cases - including 218 in Dublin
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Three further deaths and 357 new cases - including 218 in Dublin

Sep 15th 2020, 5:40 PM 176,048 Views 218 Comments

There have been 1,787 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland to date.

# nphet - Monday 14 September, 2020

Dublin pubs not expected to reopen on Monday due to rising Covid-19 cases in the county
# Wet Pubs
# Wet Pubs

Dublin pubs not expected to reopen on Monday due to rising Covid-19 cases in the county

Sep 14th 2020, 10:37 PM 42,222 Views 109 Comments

Pubs in all 26 counties were due to reopen next week but rising cases in Dublin mean some will remain closed.