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# Cillian De Gascun

This year
The Covid leap day: Experts look back on 2020 and ahead to 2028
The first case of Covid was reported in Ireland on 29 February 2020.
Last year
Donnelly 'disappointed' about CervicalCheck samples being tested in US labs
INMO calls for return of mandatory mask-wearing in crowded settings amid record trolley numbers
All time
'Not the only transmission route': Calling monkeypox an STI may create false sense of security
De Gascun: Covid-19 cases 'will increase as restrictions ease', but vaccines are effective
Poll: Should members of the Cabinet be vaccinated as soon as possible?
Cases of variant from South Africa identified in Ireland have been contained, says expert
Conditions in Ireland created 'perfect storm' for spread of UK variant
'Preliminary data' suggests new UK Covid-19 variant identified in Ireland for the first time
De Gascun: 'No hard evidence' yet that new variant seen in UK is more infectious
The Explainer: Virologist Dr Cillian de Gascun on how the Covid-19 vaccines work
Specific limit on number of close contacts a potential restriction after Level 5 lifts
Ireland 'starting to see effects' of entering Phase Three nearly two weeks on, de Gascun says
Can I catch Covid-19 twice? As the country reopens, people who have recovered have a few questions
HSE launches study to test for Covid-19 antibodies in the Irish population
GPs say broader Covid-19 testing criteria shouldn't 'overwhelm' system
HSE team to review delays with Covid-19 results but 'majority back within four days'
Coronavirus: 23 deaths and 211 new cases confirmed in Ireland
'It's distressing for families': Call for repeat Covid-19 testing in nursing homes
The Explainer: Where are we at with testing for Covid-19 in Ireland right now?
Covid-19 testing: How has Ireland performed and what level do tests need to be at for restrictions to be lifted?
Lifting restrictions will be ‘slow and controlled’, Covid-19 advisory group chairman says
Restrictions set to be extended - but could be eased in the 'next couple of weeks'
Covid-19: Ireland is still way short of its testing targets, but where do we rank globally?
Covid-19 Explained: The government's top coronavirus expert on what you need to know