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# contagion

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# Coronavirus
Coronavirus declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation
The organisation urged “leaders in all countries to take immediate action”.
# contagion
Coronavirus deaths in China spike as global health emergency could be declared today
The Department of Foreign Affairs has begun advising Irish citizens against all non-essential travel to China.
# Coronavirus
Irish pharmacies running out of face masks after news of coronavirus outbreak in China
There have not been any confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland, or in the UK.
# Outbreak
WHO says you're unlikely to get Ebola on a plane
The number of people who have died has now hit 1,069.
# contagion
A man and his dog have been diagnosed with plague in the US
The man is still alive but the dog died after contracting pneumonic plague.
# conscious uncoupling
So the RTÉ continuity announcers DO have a sense of humour...
They found time for a Gwyneth Paltrow burn last night.
# Moody's
Moody's downgrades Italy by two notches
The credit rating agency has downgraded the third largest eurozone economy just hours ahead of its latest bond sale.
# Euro exit
Finland flags Euro exit
Finance Minister says that it would consider leaving euro rather than paying for the debts of another country.
# contagion
Fears grow as Greeks flee banks
Up to €700m believed to have been taken out of banks as contagion sets in after disastrous Italian bond auction.
# contagion
Italy is relaxed despite 'crucial' time for the eurozone, says Mario Monti
“We are relaxed over Italy’s standing on the international stage and on the markets,” the Italian Prime Minister told his cabinet.
# the markets
Stocks rise on news of Greek parliament's approval of austerity measures
Greece is now on course to receive a second bailout and the markets quite like that…
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
Catch up on the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed….
# Eurozone
Here's the cheaper solution to the eurozone debt crisis...
…and it involves the ECB, an interest rate cap and an end-point for bond market intervention.
# Eurozone
Berlusconi set to resign as Italian parliament mulls €60bn austerity plan
The Italian prime minister is expected to resign once the lower house passes the austerity plan aimed at reduced pressure on both Italy and the eurozone.
# chicken pox
Warnings over 'chickenpox lollipops'
Parents in the United States have been taking part in ‘pox parties’, and sending contaminated lollipops and spit to different states. But it is illegal to send contagions by post in the US.
# sneak peek
WATCH: Three-trailer Thursday
Cinema trip this weekend? brings you snippets from three new releases to help you decide where to put your money…
# Eurozone
EU to hold emergency meeting to tackle 'contagion'
The IMF has voiced approval of the move – saying that recognition of the need for a broader, more forward-looking policy response to assist Greece was welcomed.
# EU summit
Taoiseach to come face to face with Sarkozy at EU summit
Greece will top the agenda at the European Council meeting, with fears that contagion will spread around the world.