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# Second wave

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# Coronavirus
'We're overwhelmed by a second wave': Here's what Europe's worst-hit countries are doing to try curb Covid-19
The WHO has said that Europe is again an “epicentre” for the disease.
# Second wave
How does Ireland compare? How other European countries are handling a surge in Covid-19 cases
Case numbers in some European countries have soared in recent weeks.
# Spain
Partial lockdown introduced for Madrid as cases rise in the Spanish city
Police are controlling travel in and out of the Spanish capital.
# Second wave
Boris Johnson announces tough new restrictions that could stay in place 'for six months'
Weddings are to be reduced to 15 people and penalties for not wearing face coverings are to be increased.
# Coronavirus
England to ban social gatherings of more than six people following spike in Covid-19 cases
Boris Johnson will announce the measures today following a sharp rise in cases.
# 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.
# outbreaks
'We cannot afford to wait and see': Taoiseach calls for solidarity as first localised restrictions set to take effect
The Taoiseach addressed the country after 6pm this evening.
# Coronavirus
Oireachtas committee calls for 'immediate' action to protect nursing homes in event of Covid-19 second wave
The report was welcomed by Nursing Homes Ireland and the INMO.
# Coronavirus
Johnson: 'Second wave’ in Europe could mean further quarantine orders in Britain
The British prime minister defended his government’s decision to impose restrictions on those returning from Spain.
# Covid-19
Harris: 'No indication there is a second wave here, but not pausing Phase Four would be grossly irresponsible'
Ireland is the eighth best country in Europe in relation to Covid-19, says Minister Simon Harris.
# Second wave
Dr Glynn on crowds drinking outside: 'If gatherings like that continue to happen, it's inevitable we'll run into problems'
The acting chief medical officer said today that if people make the wrong choices “we could end back up where we were”.
# Second wave
In Galway and Cork, concerns grow about 'sharp increase' in homelessness in coming months
Staff who work with Simon Community say the last few months have been a struggle.
# Coronavirus
Anthony Fauci warns of 'disturbing' new US surge as UK urged to prepare for second wave
Fauci made his warning before a House committee overseeing the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus.
# Gabriel Makhlouf
Covid-19 poses 'unprecedented' test of Irish economy, warns Central Bank Governor
The Central Bank has warned that the longer the pandemic lasts, the greater the risk to the Irish economy.
# Coronavirus
'We've shown this can be controlled': Health officials say second wave not 'inevitable'
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control chief suggested that a second wave was highly likely.