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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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Updated Aug 11th 2020, 8:59 AM

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #DIRECT PROVISION An asylum seeker in isolation has spoken of his fear of returning to a Direct Provision centre after over 30 people tested positive for Covid-19 there following a recent outbreak at a dog food factory. 

2. #SEXUAL ASSAULT An accommodation unit for women living in Direct Provision who have suffered sexual exploitation is also to be set up, the Department of Justice & Equality has confirmed.

3. #MOTORISTS The validity of driving licenses which expired after 1 March 2020 will be extended by seven months, the Department of Transport has confirmed. 

4. #COVID Health officials have confirmed that there have been no new deaths and 57 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

5. #CHINA Hong Kong residents rushed to buy pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily on Tuesday in a show of support for its owner, who was arrested a day earlier as police rounded up critics of China.

6. #TRUMP US Secret Service agents shot and wounded a man who was apparently armed outside the White House yesterday, President Donald Trump said, after being briefly whisked away in the middle of a press conference.

7. #TRAVEL People arriving in Finland from coronavirus “risk countries” have to self-isolate for 14 days or risk a fine or up to three months’ imprisonment, ministers announced today. 

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8. #BEAR Mexican authorities say they have launched an investigation into the castration of a black bear who became famous after appearing in a selfie taken by a fearless hiker.

9. #WEATHER A mainly dry and bright day is in store after a cloudy start this morning. Top temperatures of 19 to 25 degrees. 

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