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# coronavirus - Yesterday’s News

From The42 Galway hurler hit with proposed 48-week suspension over alleged Covid-19 issue Problems

Galway hurler hit with proposed 48-week suspension over alleged Covid-19 issue

John Moylan, who has commuted from Boston over the past few years to play for his native Beagh, has requested a hearing.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 866 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The total number of cases now stands at 60,297.

Around 70 schools have had in-school Covid-19 transmission

The HSE has said 599 schools have required a public health assessment and testing.

Eight deaths and 822 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

Schools in Northern Ireland are due to reopen on Monday after a two week closure.

'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.

Taiwan marks 200 days without domestically transmitted coronavirus case

A domestic case was last reported on April 12.

Poll: Would you support teachers striking over Covid-19 safety concerns? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support teachers striking over Covid-19 safety concerns?

ASTI members have voted to take industrial action unless government addresses Covid-19 safety concerns.

# coronavirus - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Union calls for government assistance for workers after Ryanair regional flight suspension

Ryanair will halt all flights from Irish regional airports between 14 November and 12 December.

New national lockdown announced in France

Bars, restaurants and non-essential businesses will close, but schools will stay open.

Coronavirus: Six deaths and 675 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

At last night’s briefing, officials said it was unlikely they would issue advice against the reopening of schools after the mid-term break.

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 contact tracing app? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you still using the Covid-19 contact tracing app?

A rapid increase in cases this month resulted in a backlog in the HSE’s contact tracing system.

Gardaí resume Operation Faoiseamh as 18% rise in domestic abuse calls recorded since last year

Gardaí have announced the commencement of a third phase of Operation Faoiseamh.

# coronavirus - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Nearly 300,000 people now in receipt of the PUP as €350 rate returns

Heather Humphreys said this rise reflects the “economic impact” of moving to Level 5.

13 deaths and 722 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Northern Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the NI Department of Health this afternoon.

How a four-month lockdown in Melbourne crushed a Covid-19 surge

Strict Covid-19 restrictions have just been lifted in Melbourne.

Virus-beating Melbourne readies for reopening party after two days with no new cases

Melbourne and the surrounding state of Victoria has been the epicentre of Australia’s second wave.

Trials of Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine showed 'strong immune responses' in adults, researchers say

This vaccine from Astrazeneca and Oxford University is being tested in various locations around the world.

Thousands of Covid-19 deaths could be linked to air pollution – study

Researchers estimate that around 15% of coronavirus deaths worldwide could be attributed to long-term exposure to tiny particles of pollution.

# coronavirus - Monday 26 October, 2020

Coronavirus: Three deaths and 939 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were announced by health officials this evening.

Nearly one-fifth of Tallaght hospital staff found to have coronavirus antibodies

12% of participants had already tested positive for Covid-19 before this study.

Highest number of Covid-19 patients in hospital and ICU since end of May

There are 344 people in hospital and 39 in ICU.

Over half of people in Ireland would take a Covid-19 vaccine

Results from a number of vaccine trials have been encouraging and some are aiming to file for authorisation as early as November.

Eoin McGee: We will have the power to kickstart the economy

Eoin McGee runs the numbers in the wake of Budget 2021 and says Ireland’s savers will need to step up after Level 5 to bring the economy back to life.

Government looking at rapid testing regime as means of easing Christmas travel restrictions

A new test – known as the ‘LAMP’ test – could open up travel in the coming weeks, it’s hoped.

# coronavirus - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Coronavirus: No deaths and 1,025 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

The effect of current restrictions will be seen in November, Varadkar has said.

Spain prepares to enter state of emergency amid coronavirus rise

Spain’s government has already declared two states of emergency during the pandemic.

Mike Pence’s top aide tests positive for coronavirus

Chief of staff Marc Short is the vice president’s closest aide.

Colombia reaches one million confirmed coronavirus cases

It comes after Argentina hit the same milestone on Monday.

Opinion: Memories of my first Dublin City Marathon on the day the 2020 race was meant to happen

Mick Bourke has run several marathons and pays tribute to runners today as the Dublin City Marathon moves online.

# coronavirus - Saturday 24 October, 2020

US sets coronavirus infection record as deaths climb towards 224,000

Several states are reeling as the virus continues to spread.

Polish president Andrzej Duda tests positive for coronavirus

Duda’s diagnosis comes amid a huge surge in the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 and deaths in Poland.

Two thirds of people would prefer if the clocks didn't go back this weekend

The findings come from a new poll carried out this month.

Time for baking bread: Try seeded loaf and Guinness and treacle bread from The Cake Cafe

Baker Ray O’Neill shares his views on Level 5 restrictions where he says supporting local is vital. He has two delicious bread recipes for you.

Explainer: How close are we to a Covid-19 vaccine?

Although the research is by no means complete, there is a strong sense of optimism in the medical and scientific community.

# coronavirus - Friday 23 October, 2020

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 777 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

Covid-19 testing lab to close this weekend over 'unavoidable staff shortages'

The HSE said that the closure would have no impact on testing responses.

Bill preventing evictions from taking place during Level 5 passes all Oireachtas stages

The Bill will now be sent to the President for early signature.

Five deaths and 1,252 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland

The Stormont executive said last night it is hoping measures it introduces will avoid the need for another lockdown.

The risk of being exposed to Covid-19 is '100 times greater than four months ago'

The national incidence rate of Covid-19 is now over 300 per 100,000 population in the last 14 days.

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