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# virus - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January
# SARS-CoV-2
# SARS-CoV-2

Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January

Dec 30th 2020, 7:45 PM 49,431 Views 17 Comments

Both variants are feared to be more transmissible, and research is ongoing.

# virus - Monday 9 November, 2020

'A watershed moment': Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is '90% effective' in preventing the illness, company says
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

'A watershed moment': Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is '90% effective' in preventing the illness, company says

Updated Nov 9th 2020, 3:30 PM 116,015 Views 285 Comments

The results are in from its phase three trial.

# virus - Monday 28 September, 2020

Students encouraged to keep their social life 'safe, small and distant' in new campaign
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Students encouraged to keep their social life 'safe, small and distant' in new campaign

Sep 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,834 Views 6 Comments

The USI aims to make sure students stay up to date with public health guidelines.

# virus - Friday 11 September, 2020

Farmers warned over outbreak of deadly African Swine Fever in Germany
# Pigs And Boars
# Pigs And Boars

Farmers warned over outbreak of deadly African Swine Fever in Germany

Sep 11th 2020, 6:15 PM 22,743 Views 19 Comments

It’s the first time the disease, which affects pigs and wild boar, has broken out in Germany.

# virus - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

England to ban social gatherings of more than six people following spike in Covid-19 cases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

England to ban social gatherings of more than six people following spike in Covid-19 cases

Sep 9th 2020, 7:50 AM 21,635 Views 16 Comments

Boris Johnson will announce the measures today following a sharp rise in cases.

# virus - Friday 7 August, 2020

Sturgeon ‘furious’ as players’ pub trip sees Aberdeen game postponed
# Off
From The42
# Off

Sturgeon ‘furious’ as players’ pub trip sees Aberdeen game postponed

Updated Aug 7th 2020, 2:00 PM 11,331 Views 2 Comments

The First Minister said Dons players ‘blatantly broke’ coronavirus protocols when they spent Saturday night in a bar.

# virus - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Global virus deaths pass 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh restrictions
# Covid19
# Covid19

Global virus deaths pass 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh restrictions

Jul 28th 2020, 9:41 AM 17,319 Views 40 Comments

European countries are struggling to balance keeping tourism open while guarding against new flare-ups of infection.

# virus - Thursday 25 June, 2020

TD asks who is getting infected: 'Is it young people drinking cans on the canal or young people in Direct Provision?'
# Community Transmission
# Community Transmission

TD asks who is getting infected: 'Is it young people drinking cans on the canal or young people in Direct Provision?'

Jun 25th 2020, 12:26 PM 63,669 Views 34 Comments

Richard Boyd Barrett raised the issue of concern being expressed about the number of Covid-19 cases among younger people.

# virus - Monday 8 June, 2020

Footballers banned for six months after virus rules broken
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

Footballers banned for six months after virus rules broken

Jun 8th 2020, 1:22 PM 10,897 Views 1 Comment

The players were also forced to write self-criticism essays.

# virus - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Automated text message system for negative Covid-19 results should be in place by end of week
# Delays
# Delays

Automated text message system for negative Covid-19 results should be in place by end of week

May 14th 2020, 5:42 PM 18,409 Views 12 Comments

Dr Cillian de Gascun has said work on automation and computer systems should help reduce turnaround times.

# virus - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Former England international 'no choice' but to retire due to virus season freeze
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Former England international 'no choice' but to retire due to virus season freeze

Apr 12th 2020, 10:30 PM 23,448 Views 3 Comments

Nick Abendanon, who made his two Test appearances in 2007, has a contract that finishes this summer.

# virus - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

CMO says Dublin won't be singled out for stricter measures with growth rates similar nationwide
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

CMO says Dublin won't be singled out for stricter measures with growth rates similar nationwide

Apr 7th 2020, 9:14 PM 39,018 Views 44 Comments

Dublin has the highest number of confirmed cases at 3,061.

# virus - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Hundreds of home carers to be redeployed to nursing homes and residential care facilities
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Hundreds of home carers to be redeployed to nursing homes and residential care facilities

Apr 2nd 2020, 5:07 PM 29,047 Views 16 Comments

Carers will only be redeployed if they care for low dependency clients who can be cared for by a family member.

# virus - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Coronavirus: 204 more cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, with another death confirmed
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 204 more cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, with another death confirmed

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 9:23 PM 272,219 Views 319 Comments

As of midnight last night, 17,992 tests have been carried out in laboratories across the country.

Opinion: If you're in business, you need to get ahead of this Covid-19 crisis
# Employers
# Employers

Opinion: If you're in business, you need to get ahead of this Covid-19 crisis

Mar 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 23,924 Views 11 Comments

Jason O’Sullivan says now is a time of major change, and businesses must try to adapt.

Taoiseach announces all non-essential shops to close, restrictions on gatherings of more than four people
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach announces all non-essential shops to close, restrictions on gatherings of more than four people

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 4:54 PM 251,164 Views 313 Comments

The new measures were confirmed today.

# virus - Friday 20 March, 2020

Restrictions 'likely' to last beyond March, a rate freeze for businesses: Today's Covid-19 main points
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Restrictions 'likely' to last beyond March, a rate freeze for businesses: Today's Covid-19 main points

Updated Mar 20th 2020, 3:07 PM 91,034 Views 99 Comments

191 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Ireland last night.

# virus - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Minister says three pillar banks 'will support businesses' through coronavirus crisis
# Covid19
# Covid19

Minister says three pillar banks 'will support businesses' through coronavirus crisis

Mar 12th 2020, 5:40 PM 30,002 Views 21 Comments

Heather Humphreys said there will be emergency working capital and payment flexibility on borrowings.

Schools in Ireland closed until 29 March and Trump bans travel from most of EU: Today's main Covid-19 points
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Schools in Ireland closed until 29 March and Trump bans travel from most of EU: Today's main Covid-19 points

Updated Mar 12th 2020, 11:43 AM 123,885 Views 67 Comments

A lot has happened- here’s where you can catch up.

# virus - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Q & A: What do you want to know about Covid-19 and Ireland's response to it?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Q & A: What do you want to know about Covid-19 and Ireland's response to it?

Updated Mar 3rd 2020, 2:20 PM 23,727 Views 0 Comments

Have a question you’d like us to put to an expert? Send it our way.

# virus - Monday 2 March, 2020

Harris says guidelines on mass gatherings expected to be issued tomorrow amid Covid-19 concerns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Harris says guidelines on mass gatherings expected to be issued tomorrow amid Covid-19 concerns

Updated Mar 2nd 2020, 7:36 PM 144,274 Views 137 Comments

Meanwhile, a school in Dublin today began its two-week closing period after it was confirmed a pupil was diagnosed with Covid-19.

# virus - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Covid-19 Explained: The government's top coronavirus expert on what you need to know
# Advice
# Advice

Covid-19 Explained: The government's top coronavirus expert on what you need to know

Feb 29th 2020, 12:00 PM 24,436 Views 11 Comments

Dr Cillian De Gascun is a medical virologist, and chair of the HSE’s Coronavirus Expert Advisory Group,

# virus - Thursday 27 February, 2020

The Explainer: What you need to know about Covid-19
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What you need to know about Covid-19

Feb 27th 2020, 8:07 PM 19,716 Views 10 Comments

We cut through the scaremongering to answer the most common questions about the situation.

# virus - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Covid-19 information leaflets to be handed out at Ireland's ports and airports
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 information leaflets to be handed out at Ireland's ports and airports

Feb 26th 2020, 4:42 PM 15,043 Views 26 Comments

To date, health officials have not identified “a single confirmed case” of Covid-19 in Ireland.

# virus - Monday 24 February, 2020

Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Public Health Emergency Team to meet to 'advance Covid-19 preparedness plans for Ireland'

Updated Feb 24th 2020, 9:47 AM 40,170 Views 48 Comments

Three people have died in Italy, which is experiencing Europe’s first major outbreak of the virus.

# virus - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Deadly coronavirus given official name 'Covid-19'
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Deadly coronavirus given official name 'Covid-19'

Feb 11th 2020, 3:32 PM 23,122 Views 35 Comments

The WHO said the name was chosen so as not to refer to a place, animal or group of people.

Death toll in China passes 1,000 as coronavirus concerns grow
# Coronavirus Crisis
# Coronavirus Crisis

Death toll in China passes 1,000 as coronavirus concerns grow

Feb 11th 2020, 7:11 AM 26,216 Views 67 Comments

The death toll is beyond that of the outbreak of SARs in 2002.

# virus - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Further case of coronavirus in England brings UK total to four
# Illness
# Illness

Further case of coronavirus in England brings UK total to four

Feb 9th 2020, 12:33 PM 17,626 Views 3 Comments

The positive test is related to a previous case, and comes after an evacuation flight arrived in England from China.

# virus - Saturday 8 February, 2020

WHO says number of cases of deadly coronavirus 'stabilising'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO says number of cases of deadly coronavirus 'stabilising'

Updated Feb 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 43,508 Views 70 Comments

Five British nationals, including a child, have now tested positive for the virus in France.

# virus - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Death toll rises above 400 as China admits 'shortcomings and difficulties' in coronavirus response
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Death toll rises above 400 as China admits 'shortcomings and difficulties' in coronavirus response

Updated Feb 4th 2020, 6:50 AM 22,539 Views 36 Comments

The World Health Organisation said the number of cases will keep growing because tests are pending on thousands of suspected cases.

# virus - Monday 3 February, 2020

Built in 10 days, China's coronavirus hospital takes first patients as death toll passes SARS
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Built in 10 days, China's coronavirus hospital takes first patients as death toll passes SARS

Feb 3rd 2020, 9:01 AM 169,410 Views 100 Comments

China has also made an appeal for medical masks and protective suits.

# virus - Friday 31 January, 2020

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in England
# England
# England

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in England

Updated Jan 31st 2020, 2:15 PM 108,114 Views 169 Comments

The two patients are members of the same family.

The Explainer: How worried should we be about the coronavirus in Ireland?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How worried should we be about the coronavirus in Ireland?

Jan 31st 2020, 2:12 PM 25,913 Views 20 Comments

On this week’s podcast, our experts fill you in on everything you need to know.

# virus - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Human-to-human transmission of coronavirus outside China is worrying, says WHO
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Human-to-human transmission of coronavirus outside China is worrying, says WHO

Updated Jan 29th 2020, 9:50 PM 46,418 Views 68 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said “there is no evidence to suggest that any Irish citizen has contracted the virus”.

# virus - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Irish pharmacies running out of face masks after news of coronavirus outbreak in China
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Irish pharmacies running out of face masks after news of coronavirus outbreak in China

Jan 28th 2020, 6:15 AM 38,926 Views 59 Comments

There have not been any confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland, or in the UK.

# virus - Monday 27 January, 2020

Death toll from coronavirus rises to 80, with over 2,700 confirmed cases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Death toll from coronavirus rises to 80, with over 2,700 confirmed cases

Jan 27th 2020, 7:10 AM 14,386 Views 30 Comments

China’s health minister warned that the virus seems to be spreading more easily.

# virus - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Chinese authorities lock down second major city in response to spread of new virus
# Virus
# Virus

Chinese authorities lock down second major city in response to spread of new virus

Updated Jan 23rd 2020, 11:06 AM 21,725 Views 36 Comments

Officials say at least 444 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in China’s Hubei province.

# virus - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Flights and trains from Chinese city of Wuhan suspended to halt virus spread
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Flights and trains from Chinese city of Wuhan suspended to halt virus spread

Jan 22nd 2020, 8:45 PM 13,585 Views 11 Comments

Residents of Wuhan have been told not to leave the city without a special reason

# virus - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Fourth person dies as China confirms coronavirus can be transmitted by humans
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Fourth person dies as China confirms coronavirus can be transmitted by humans

Jan 21st 2020, 7:15 AM 14,782 Views 24 Comments

Meanwhile, a man in Australia has been tested after showing symptoms of the virus.

# virus - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Coronavirus: 17 more people diagnosed with SARS-like mystery virus in China
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 17 more people diagnosed with SARS-like mystery virus in China

Jan 19th 2020, 8:02 AM 12,012 Views 16 Comments

Two men in their 60’s — one with severe pre-existing conditions — have died from the illness.

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