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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

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# Coronavirus
Additional measures in place at Midlands Prison after six staff test positive
Widespread testing has been carried out across the campus.
# Outbreak
Coronavirus across Europe: ICU shortage in France as Belgium urges Covid-positive doctors to keep working
There is concern across the continent.
# Outbreak
Cavan GP says Covid-19 situation has been 'horrendous' over the past few weeks
Cavan has the highest incidence rate in Ireland, with more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 people.
# Coronavirus
Nurses at Portlaoise hospital raise concerns after Covid outbreak leads to closure of ward
The medical ward at Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise is no longer accepting new patients.
# Swords
Outbreak of Covid-19 among residents and staff at Dublin nursing home
Residents and staff who tested positive are now isolating.
# cluster
Sale Sharks' Premiership play-off hopes ended by 27 positive Covid cases
Bath will now face Exeter, while Wasps meet Bristol in the semi-finals.
# Outbreak
Laois nursing home confirms Covid-19 outbreak with 31 cases
Ten members of staff have tested positive for the virus.
# Outbreak
Positive Covid-19 cases among Armagh senior and Clare minor football panels
Both teams are scheduled to return to competitive action this month.
# Outbreak
Varadkar: 'If public health teams recommend that a meat plant should close, it should close. Full stop'
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said meat barons are playing with people’s lives.
# Beaumont Hospital
INMO: 'Extremely worrying' to see Covid-19 outbreaks in hospitals
The union was responding to reports of a Covid-19 outbreak at Beaumont Hospital.
# clusters and lockdowns
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.
# Outbreak
Ulster Rugby confirm 'a number of Covid-19 cases' in set-up as all training stood down
‘Multiple’ academy players have tested positive for the virus, and one senior player is self-isolating.
# Coronavirus
Ardern delays general election after new outbreak of Covid-19 in New Zealand
The New Zealand prime minister has put the election back to October.
# covid19
Offaly meat factory announces suspension of operations following criticism for opening this morning
Three other meat factories in Kildare, which is also under regional Covid restrictions, have temporarily closed.
# Outbreak
Over 1,200 flights in and out of Beijing cancelled as it aims to halt Covid-19 spread
The Chinese capital has enacted a number of measures to limit travel in and out of the city.
# transmission
Number of people infected by confirmed case of Covid-19 in Ireland down from four to around one
Professor Philip Nolan said the modelling advisory group can see the “profound effect” the measures are having on transmission.
Harris announces new supports for nursing homes after 40 clusters identified across the country
Figures correct as of midnight on Wednesday were released this morning by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
# Outbreak
New figures show 38 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland's nursing homes
Nursing homes now account for 23.8% of Covid-19 clusters in the country.
# Outbreak
Kevin Durant among 4 Brooklyn Nets players diagnosed with COVID-19
He confirmed to The Athletic website he had tested positive for the virus.
# the show must go on
The Irishman who played under controversial circumstances at the weekend
Michael Doyle was one of the few Irish footballers competing in England on Saturday.
# Outbreak
Limerick and Dublin postpone all club GAA games fixed for April
Galway became the first county to scrap club fixtures in April last week.
# matt hancock
Twelve new Covid-19 cases confirmed in UK, bringing total to 35
The UK health secretary said shutting down cities was possible despite a “huge economic and social downside”.
# Coronavirus
Trump announces new travel restrictions as first death from Covid-19 confirmed in US
Yesterday, the US President denounced criticism of his response to the threat as a “hoax” cooked up by his political enemies.
# Coronavirus
Denmark confirms first Covid-19 case as UK total rises to 15
The man is relatively well and has returned to his home, where he remains in isolation, health officials said.
# Outbreak
Four tourists test positive for Covid-19 at quarantined Tenerife hotel
The second virus-related death in France was confirmed this morning.
# red zones
Covid-19: Department of Foreign Affairs urges people not to travel to 11 Italian 'red zones'
There has been an increase in the number of confirmed cases in Italy
# Covid-19
Ireland should expect 'a very big increase' in suspected coronavirus cases in the next few weeks
Health Minister Simon Harris stresses this does not mean a significant number of positive cases.
# iraj Harirchi
Iran's deputy health minister has been diagnosed with the coronavirus
Clusters of the illness have been reported across Iran.
# Explainer
Coronavirus: How likely is it to come to Ireland? And can the health service cope with an outbreak?
The State has a “mitigation” strategy ready to roll out if the “containment” strategy fails.
# safety measures
Ulster trip among Pro14 games postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak in Italy
This weekend’s fixture between Zebre and Ospreys is also off.
# Outbreak
Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'
Three people have died in Italy, which is experiencing Europe’s first major outbreak of the virus.
# Coronavirus
China reports 121 new deaths and 5,000 new cases after Covid-19 outbreak
The number of cases has reached 63,581.
# Outbreak
First case of coronavirus detected in London
Chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty said this is the nation’s ninth confirmed case.
# Coronavirus
Over 1,100 people have now died from coronavirus but daily growth is slowing
In Japan, 39 more people on a quarantined cruise ship have tested positive for Covid-19.
# Outbreak
Deadly coronavirus given official name 'Covid-19'
The WHO said the name was chosen so as not to refer to a place, animal or group of people.
# Coronavirus
Third case of coronavirus has been confirmed in England
More than 28,000 people are now known to be infected worldwide in the outbreak.
# Outbreak
Built in 10 days, China's coronavirus hospital takes first patients as death toll passes SARS
China has also made an appeal for medical masks and protective suits.
# Outbreak
Human-to-human transmission of coronavirus outside China is worrying, says WHO
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said “there is no evidence to suggest that any Irish citizen has contracted the virus”.
# Coronavirus
Irish pharmacies running out of face masks after news of coronavirus outbreak in China
There have not been any confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland, or in the UK.
# Outbreak
Coronavirus death toll rises to 25 in China as 10 cities put on lockdown
Chinese authorities have confirmed 830 cases of the deadly new virus, most in the city of Wuhan.