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# pandemic - Yesterday’s News

Face coverings mandatory in shops and other indoor settings from today

It is now mandatory to wear a face covering in shops, hairdressers, cinemas and museums.

# pandemic - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Back to school allowance trebled in response to Covid-19 pandemic

The scheme has been extended to include families on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

# pandemic - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Parties agree to accelerated hearing of Ryanair's challenge against travel restrictions

Ryanair claims that the Covid-19 restrictions are unlawful.

24 more pubs found to be in potential breach of Covid-19 restrictions

Gardaí said there has been “widespread compliance by licenced premises” to regulations.

Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7% CSO

Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7%

Just over 41% of people in the labour force aged between 15 and 24 were unemployed in July.

Health Minister says there is 'international evidence' that reopening the pubs would see cases increase

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has also said there is not guarantee that pubs will reopen this year.

# pandemic - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Norway places restrictions on cruises after dozens become infected with Covid-19

Ships bearing more than 100 people – including crew – will be barred from stopping off or disembarking passengers.

# pandemic - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Over 10,000 new cases on Saturday brings South Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases to 500,000

The country has witnessed 8,153 deaths from the virus.

# pandemic - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Australia marks deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic so far

Thirteen deaths and 723 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Victoria State alone.

Travel operator TUI to close a third of high street stores in the UK and Ireland

The UK’s biggest operator will close 166 shops due to the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

# pandemic - Friday 24 July, 2020

Johnson admits UK government could have handled pandemic ‘differently’

More than 50,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the UK.

Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic

Doctors have been urged to “be vigilant in terms of identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse”.

# pandemic - Thursday 23 July, 2020

From The42 Jordi Cruyff quits as Ecuador coach without leading team in match Wave Goodbye

Jordi Cruyff quits as Ecuador coach without leading team in match

The FEF said in a statement that severance ‘terms have been agreed’.

Government announces staycation tax rebate as part of July stimulus plan

The July stimulus measures were announced by the government this afternoon.

# pandemic - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Working from home causes drop in many Irish employees' mental and physical health, survey finds

Alcohol consumption and back and neck problems are also on the rise.

# pandemic - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

3,500 potentially avoidable cancer deaths could happen in England due to pandemic delays

Thousands of extra people could die in the next five years due to delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers have found.

# pandemic - Monday 13 July, 2020

Minister signals change to pandemic unemployment payment on the way

Some 95,800 people are now receiving the reduced payment of €203 per week.

# pandemic - Saturday 11 July, 2020

British citizen among 71 people arrested in Serbia after protesting government response to Covid-19

There have been protests for four consecutive nights in several Serbian cities.

# pandemic - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values

Trump echoed comments he’d made the day before at Mount Rushmore.

# pandemic - Saturday 4 July, 2020

'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore

Donald Trump accused Black Lives Matter protesters of trying to ‘wipe out our history’.

# pandemic - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 15 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the pandemic in Ireland.

# pandemic - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

New swine flu found in China has pandemic potential, scientists warn

Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009.

# pandemic - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Covid-19 precautions increase after cases surge in various hotspots worldwide

Indonesia is expected to pass the 50,000 mark for confirmed infections today.

Hotels expect occupancy levels to fall by 40% this year - with room rates also taking a hit

Dublin hotels expect to be worse hit and nationally, many hoteliers say the hit to the sector will last for 18 months.

# pandemic - Friday 19 June, 2020

Up to 500 Aer Lingus job losses expected due to pandemic

The airline said the Covid-19 pandemic is having a “catastrophic effect on the aviation industry”.

# pandemic - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Pandemic set to cause major shortfall in housing supply, warns new study

The study from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland shows that new builds have been badly impacted.

# pandemic - Monday 15 June, 2020

Countries across Europe continue to open up their borders to foreign travellers

From today, France, Belgium, and Greece are lifting restrictions for travel within Europe.

Two-thirds of men turn to alcohol to combat loneliness and boredom during Covid-19 pandemic

The survey echoed recent surveys which indicated alcohol consumption has increased during the pandemic.

# pandemic - Friday 12 June, 2020

Beef farmers to receive €50 million in Covid-19 support under new scheme

The news was welcomed by the Irish Famers’ Association.

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'

A new paper calls on policymakers to ‘transform’ precarious and low-paid jobs.

# pandemic - Monday 8 June, 2020

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.

# pandemic - Thursday 4 June, 2020

From The42 'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic Challenge

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic

Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.

# pandemic - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in

The interim Global Drug Survey special edition on Covid-19 was published today.

# pandemic - Monday 1 June, 2020

Murphy says councils should be 'flexible' to applicants for government-backed mortgage during Covid-19

Last year, €177 million was drawn down under the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan.

# pandemic - Sunday 24 May, 2020

From The42 Barcelona boss keen on Neymar's return Comeback

Barcelona boss keen on Neymar's return

The Brazilian previously formed a successful attacking trio with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.

# pandemic - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Gardaí have used Covid-19 powers 241 times since early April

There have been 70 incidents of spitting and/or coughing against members of gardaí.

More than half of charities say their finances are uncertain or in difficulty as a result of the pandemic

Several charities have had to cancel major fundraising events in recent weeks as a result of the pandemic.

# pandemic - Monday 18 May, 2020

Slight fall in number of Covid-19 unemployment payments for second week in a row

Workers who previously received the payment are advised to close their claim on the day they return to work.

# pandemic - Thursday 14 May, 2020

The Explainer: What is the mysterious syndrome linked to Covid-19 that's affecting children?

A syndrome linked with Covid-19 is being seen in the UK – but has it been seen in Ireland? That’s what we’re looking at in this week’s podcast.

# pandemic - Saturday 9 May, 2020

'Mandatory' rules to reopen businesses, and Obama hits out at Trump: Today's Covid-19 main points

The Leaving Cert, the latest figures, and the UK’s traveller quarantine are also in the headlines today.

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